What is Dynamics?

From the word dynamos, which comes from the Greek, is where the concept of dynamics that we know today arises. A term the Greek that can be translated as strength or power, and that is closely related to one of the various meanings that the term has that we are going to analyze in depth at this time. According to abbreviationfinder, GDYS stands for General Dynamics.

The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) mentions six meanings of the term dynamic, which demonstrates the diversity of meanings of the concept. It can be something related to the force when it generates some type of movement; of the structure of forces that are oriented towards a goal; of the intensity that an activity or action can reach; or the branch of mechanics that deals with the principles that regulate movement according to the forces that generate it.

For example: «I think that the mayor fails to understand the political dynamics of the national news», «This team lacks the dynamics to achieve smooth operation», «I like the dynamics of this company», «If you do not join group dynamics, you will have serious problems with the authorities.

Dynamics is a branch of mechanics.

The concept applied to people and groups

When the word dynamic is used as an adjective and is said of a person, it refers to their great energy or vitality. This adjective is common in the field of sport: «López is a player with good dynamics», «The dynamic that Pereira brought to the team was key».

In relation to this more human and personal meaning that we are talking about, it is important that we underline a concept that is used more and more frequently: group dynamics. These are, neither more nor less, than a set of activities that are developed within a group of individuals with the clear objective of entertaining or instilling values, among other factors.

Among them, it should be noted that there is a large number of them, among which, for example, the presentation calls would stand out. These are carried out at the beginning of a course or a meeting and basically seek for the members of said appointments to get to know each other quickly through the individual presentation of each one, their most important characteristics, their hobbies or their tastes..

However, we must not forget that relaxation dynamics that are used to encourage participation and communication, cooperation whose objective is to learn to work in a group, or knowledge dynamics are also used very frequently. The latter have the mission of ensuring that each of the participating members knows their companions very well.

When a force produces a movement, it generates a dynamic.

The dynamics according to physics

On the other hand, dynamics is the aspect of physics that is dedicated to analyzing and describing how a system evolves in a certain period of time according to those causes that produce changes in its state.

The objective of dynamics, in this sense, is to explain and quantify what are the factors that can generate a change in a physical system. Through various equations, in this way, physicists can estimate how a dynamical system will evolve.