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ABSTRACT MECHANICS [1 record]

Record 1 2004-11-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Physics of Solids
DEF

Study of the motion of theoretical models of bodies, using the concepts of particle and rigid body.

OBS

According to The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, "mechanics" is a plural noun but is construed as a singular.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique des solides
DEF

Étude des corps rigides et de leurs déformations sous l'effet des forces appliquées sur la base de lois de comportement.

DEF

Mécanique considérée sous son aspect théorique.

CONT

La mécanique rationnelle, au sens large, étudie non seulement le corps rigide et les interactions entre corps rigides, mais aussi les déformations, sous l'effet des forces appliquées, de corps de forme simple, ayant une loi de comportement simple.

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