What is the etymology of the word 'kinematics' - the maths of movement, not taking into account physical forces such as friction and air resistance.
I was speaking with a friend about it and suggested that it comes from the two words: kinetic (essentially meaning movement) and mathematics. These 2 words seemed to go together well to make 'kinematics', and seemed a liable suggestion as kinematics is the mathematics of movement.
He laughed at me and said "That's ridiculous, no words come from just putting 2 words together".
So, what is the etymology of kinematics?
And just so that when I next see him I can give him some words that were made from 2 being put together, it would be lovely if you could throw a few into your answer.