Mechanics the branch of physics concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment. It is the study of the way matter and forces interact with each other. Here we are concerned with rigid macroscopic bodies, i.e., bodies that you can easily see, do not bend, and are in the solid state.
---------- Statics is a field within mechanics which concerns itself with forces when no change in momentum occurs.
---------- Dynamics is a field concerned with forces and matter when a change in momentum does occur.
---------- Kinematics is a study of motion without regard to the forces present. It is simply a mathematical way to describe motion. 24 July 2010Comment