297Chap 1 - Mechanics Physical science on the behavior of...

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Unformatted text preview: Mechanics Physical science on the behavior of bodies under the action of forces. I. Rigid Bodies 1. Statics (bodies at rest) 2. Dynamics (bodies in motion) II. Deformable Bodies - Strength of materials III. Fluids 1. Hydraulics (incompressible fluids) 2. Compressible fluids Engineers use mechanics to solve practical problems. CE 297 2 Notable names in mechanics Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) Princple of the leve r a nd principle of bouyancy Stevinus (1548-1620) Vector combination of forces and principles of statics Galileo (1564-1642) Falling stones Newton (1642-1727) Laws of motion, laws of gravitation, infinitesmal in mathematical analysis Other names daVinci, Varignon, dAlembert, Lagrange, Laplace, Hamilton, ... CE 297 3 Basic Concepts space The geometric region occupied by bodies whose position are described by measurements relative to a coordinate sys- tem. time The measure of the succession of events....
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course CE 297 taught by Professor Pujol during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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297Chap 1 - Mechanics Physical science on the behavior of...

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