from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The equilibrium mechanics of stationary bodies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The branch of mechanics concerned with forces in static equilibrium
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That branch of mechanics which treats of the equilibrium of forces, or relates to bodies as held at rest by the forces acting on them; -- distinguished from
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of mechanics which treats of the relations of strains and stresses, or of the figures of bodies in equilibrium and of the magnitudes and directions of the pressures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of mechanics concerned with forces in equilibrium
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What you all seem to be debating here is nicely paralelled in the world of physics: you're talking about the branches known as statics vs. dynamics.
Your statics are a cruel indication that dismisses he plight of so many in critical times.
For someone in solid mechanics, features such as statics / dynamic analysis (implicit and explicit), inelastic material laws, finite strain kinematics, and nonlinear solution schemes would be the starting point.
On the ground, trips are made in armoured cars, in full body armour accompanied by drivers whose radios crackle with warnings of "statics" or "slow moving from the left" - each a possible suicide bomber.
We have moved from old “evolutionary statics” and are now starting to understand the flux and change of “evolutionary dynamics.”
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Samuelson's economics-as-physics made equilibrium and comparative-statics analysis more rigorous, but it blotted out the issues of disequilibrium and economic growth.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has just released statics that 20% (almost 60 million) of Americans lost their health insurance since Jan. 2008!
I would be interested in a comparative statics exercise that tries to analyze the difference that a Democratic alternative policy would have made to the unemployment rate.
Mark, one of my university professors (Dr. Irving H. Shames, who literally wrote the "bible" for statics and dynamics) used to go on and on about how the kids who took their introductory classes at the university had a much better understanding of the fundamentals than the community college transfer kids.