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DYNAMICS (from Gr. bbvayts, strength)

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 756 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DYNAMICS (from Gr. bbvayts, strength), the name of a branch of the science of Mechanics (q.v.). The term was at one time restricted to the treatment of motion as affected by force, being thus opposed to Statics, which investigated equilibrium or conditions of rest. In more recent times the word has been applied comprehensively to the action of force on bodies either at rest or in motion, thus including " dynamics " (now termed kinetics) in the restricted sense and " statics."
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