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# Mechanics/Related Articles

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## Parent topics

- Engineering [r]: The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind.
^{[e]} - Physics [r]: The study of forces and energies in space and time.
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## Subtopics

- Biomechanics [r]: The study of the mechanics of biological systems
^{[e]} - Classical mechanics [r]: The science of mechanics, which is concerned with the set of physical laws governing and mathematically describing the motions of bodies and aggregates of bodies geometrically distributed within a certain boundary under the action of a system of forces.
^{[e]} - Electromagnetism [r]: Phenomena and theories regarding electricity and magnetism.
^{[e]} - Gravitation [r]: The tendency of objects with mass to accelerate toward each other.
^{[e]} - Mechanical engineering [r]: The branch of engineering concerned with the utilisation of the basic laws of mathematics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and system dynamics in order to create unique solutions to physical problems.
^{[e]} - Quantum mechanics [r]: An important branch of physics dealing with the behavior of matter and energy at very small scales.
^{[e]} - Special relativity [r]: Theory of the effects of motion on observations of things such as length, time, mass and energy. The theory is based on the postulates that all laws of physics are the same in all inertial reference systems, and that the vacuum speed of light is a universal constant, independent of the speed of the source.
^{[e]} - Statistical mechanics [r]:
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- Acceleration due to gravity [r]: The acceleration of a ponderable object, which is near the surface of the Earth, due to the Earth's gravitational force.
^{[e]} - Dyne [r]: Force in cgs system; symbol: dyn; 1 dyn = 10
^{−5}N.^{[e]} - Force [r]: Vector quantity that tends to produce an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application.
^{[e]} - Friction [r]:
*Add brief definition or description* - Kilogram-force [r]: A unit of force which will accelerate 1 kilogram of mass to 9.80665 m/s
^{2}, the standard average acceleration due to gravity on Earth's surface (referred to as).**g**_{n}^{[e]} - Kinematics [r]: The quantitative description of the trajectory of a system.
^{[e]} - Locomotion [r]: The self-powered movement of an organism.
^{[e]} - Mechatronics [r]:
*Add brief definition or description* - Newton [r]: SI derived unit of force, named after Isaac Newton, equal to the amount of force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram at a rate of one metre per second per second.
^{[e]} - Pound-force [r]: A measurement unit of force which will accelerate 1 pound of mass to 9.80665 m/s
^{2}(≈ 32.17405 ft/s^{2}), the standard average acceleration due to gravity on Earth's surface (referred to as).**g**_{n}^{[e]}