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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 (287212 B.C.) Princple of the leve r a nd principle of bouyancy Stevinus (15481620) Vector combination of forces and principles of statics Galileo (15641642) Falling stones Newton (16421727) 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 UniversityWest Lafayette.
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