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statics, branch of mechanics concerned with the maintenance of equilibrium in bodies by the interaction of forces upon them (see force). It incorporates the study of the center of gravity (see center of mass) and the moment of inertia. In a state of equilibrium all the forces acting on a body are exactly counterbalanced by equal and opposite forces, thus keeping the body at rest. The principles of statics are widely applied in the design and construction of buildings and machinery.

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stat·ics / ˈstatiks/ • pl. n. 1. [usu. treated as sing.] the branch of mechanics concerned with bodies at rest and forces in equilibrium. Compare with dynamics (sense 1). 2. another term for static.

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statics Branch of mechanics that deals with the action of forces on objects at rest. Its topics include: finding the resultant (net) of two or more forces, centres of gravity, moments, and stresses and strains. See also dynamics

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statics See STATIC CORRECTION.

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