Mechanics (Greek Μηχανική) is the branch of science concerned with the behavior 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? [see History of classical mechanics and Timeline of classical mechanics]. During the early modern period, scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, and especially Isaac Newton, laid the foundation for what is now known as classical mechanics. It is a branch of classical physics? that deals with the particles that are moving either with less velocity or that are at rest. It can also be defined as a branch of science which deals with the motion and force of the particular object. Mechanics, Wikipedia (external link)

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