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Mechanics

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Description

Mechanics is the area of science concerned with the behaviour of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment. The scientific discipline has its origins in Ancient Greece with the writings of Aristotle and Archimedes. During the early modern period, scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, and Newton laid the foundation for what is now known as classical mechanics. It is a branch of classical physics that deals with particles that are either at rest or are moving with velocities significantly less than the speed of light. It can also be defined as a branch of science which deals with the motion of and forces on objects. The field is yet less widely understood in terms of quantum theory.

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Organizations relating to Mechanics

International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics
International Grooving and Grinding Association / Est. 1972
International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices
Society for Economic Dynamics
Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation / Est. 1994
European Federation of Precision Mechanical and Optical Industries / Est. 1958
Central European Association of Computational Mechanics / Est. 1992
International Congress on Fracture / Est. 1965
International Gravity and Geoid Commission
International Bureau of Strata Mechanics / Est. 1958
International Commission on Dynamical Meteorology / Est. 1967
International Association of Structural Engineering and Mechanics
ESF Network on Quantum Fluids and Solids / Est. 1992
Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems
European Association for Structural Dynamics / Est. 1990
Panamerican Confederation of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Related Fields, San Juan / Est. 1991
International Mechanochemical Association / Est. 1989
International Mechanics and Structures Committee / Est. 1991
European Underwater and Baromedical Society / Est. 1971
IUPS Commission on Gravitational Physiology / Est. 1973
Cardiovascular System Dynamics Society / Est. 1976
DSDM Consortium / Est. 1994
Convention on Damage Caused by Foreign Aircraft to Third Parties on the Surface / Est. 1952
International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics / Est. 1977
International Association on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures / Est. 1991

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World Problems relating to Mechanics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Increased surface runoff
Skin ulcers
Environmental hazards of vibration
Mechanical failure
Enmity
Inadequate water system infrastructure
Inadequate road maintenance
Inadequate road conditions
Inadequate equipment
Occupational stress
Stress in materials
Frozen ground
Pollution of inland waters
Availability of terrorist weapons
Vibrations as a health hazard
Vibration damage to cultural artefacts
Bad impression
Social pressure for marriage
Quantitative pressure on standards of quality
Earth surface faulting
Vibration sickness
Mechanical suffocation
Improper collusion among officials
Inadequate watershed management
Adverse mechanical tension

Action Strategies relating to Mechanics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Concretizing local global dynamic
Developing surface treatment industry
Easing friction between tribes
Instituting integrated management of water catchments
Re-aligning grassroots pressure
Challenging social reality
Studying consequences of migration
Resisting peer pressure
Maintaining economic system dynamics
Equipping local community leadership
Increasing accountability for sale of surface-to-air missiles
Demanding constant re-evaluation of social integrity
Integrating society through structural norms
Taking due political pressure
Symbolizing local leadership dynamics
Increasing combined use of surface and groundwater
Advancing vehicle dynamics
Avoiding damage to ears
Ensuring sufficient delivery pressure
Maintaining playing field surface
Avoiding mechanical failure
Easing friction between religions
Using political pressure
Applying civil pressure for law making
Studying glass surfaces

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