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Introduction

  • Nihat Özkaya
  • Margareta Nordin
  • David Goldsheyder
  • Dawn Leger
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Abstract

Mechanics is a branch of physics that is concerned with the motion and deformation of bodies that are acted on by mechanical disturbances called forces. Mechanics is the oldest of all physical sciences, dating back to the times of Archimedes (287–212 BC). Galileo (1564–1642) and Newton (1642–1727) were the most prominent contributors to this field. Galileo made the first fundamental analyses and experiments in dynamics, and Newton formulated the laws of motion and gravity.

Keywords

International System Deformable Body Mechanical Disturbance Vector Quantity Correct Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nihat Özkaya
  • Margareta Nordin
    • 1
  • David Goldsheyder
    • 1
  • Dawn Leger
    • 1
  1. 1.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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