Mechanics deals with the study of motion and energy of ordinary material objects. This portion of it is also called classical mechanics. Although it is often divided into statics and dynamics, this division is not used here. Instead, I have divided it as gravitation and celestial mechanics, general mechanics, rigid body mechanics, and particle mechanics.
The mechanics of objects at the atomic and smaller scales is dealt with in quantum physics. The mechanics of objects moving at speeds a significant fraction of the speed of light, and where gravitation is very strong are dealt with in relativity.
Gravitation includes studies of celestial mechanics, which is divided into four broad areas: nonrigid celestial mechanics, rigid body celestial mechanics, and particle celestial mechanics. Surface gravitation is an important special case and useful approximation.
General or nonrigid body mechanics includes wave mechanics, which includes studies of vibration and sound, fluid mechanics, and deformable solid bodies including elastic bodies.
Rigid bodies include studies of rotation and equilibrium, which include most of the studies of classical statics and dynamics. These are based heavily on elementary particle mechanics. This can be roughly divided into dynamic systems, static systems, rotational dynamics, and rigid body description and motion.
Particle mechanics can be roughly divided into areas of particle systems, energetics, kinetics, kinematics, and particle description.
History including prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history, modern history, and the future can be used to examine gravitation and celestial mechanics, general mechanics, rigid body mehanics, and particle mechanics.
Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social mechanics can be used to examine gravitation and celestial mechanics, general mechanics, rigid body mechanics, and particle mechanics.
Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be used to examine gravitation and celestial mechanics, general mechanics, rigid body mechanics, and particle mechanics.
Nations such as Germany, Iran, Turkey, Congo DR, Thailand, France, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Burma, Colombia, Spain, Ukraine, Tanzania, Argentina, Kenya, Poland, Algeria, Canada, Iraq, Uganda, Morocco, Sudan, Peru, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ghana, North Korea, Mozambique, Taiwan, Australia, Syria, Côte d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Angola, Cameroon, Romania, Chile, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Niger, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Mali, Ecuador, Cambodia, Malawi, Zambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Cuba, Belgium, Greece, Rwanda, Tunisia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Guinea, Burundi, Haiti, Hungary, Somalia, Sweden, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Azerbaijan, Benin, Austria, can be connected.
Western Civilization including Anglic, Latin, and Northeast European peoples can be connected. Most discoveries in modern mechanics have originated in Western Civilization, and knowledge of it is most widespread in this culture. Mexico can be connected. Anglic peoples such as those of the United States can be connected. Latin peoples such as those of Brazil can be connected. Northeast European peoples such as those of Russia can be connected.
Asiatic peoples including South Asian, Oriental, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Most discoveries in modern mechanics have been adopted from Western Civilization in the 20th century. Egypt can be connected.
Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples including Southeast Asian Island peoples can be connected. Vietnam can be connected. Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of Indonesia can be connected. The Philippines can be connected. Indonesia can be connected.
African peoples including Western African peoples can be connected. Most discoveries in modern mechanics have been adopted from Western Civilization in the 20th century. Ethiopia can be connected. Western African peoples such as those of Nigeria can be connected.
Middle American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian, South American Indian, and North American Indian peoples can be connected. Mexico can be connected.
Communities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York City, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris, Nagoya, Lima, Chicago, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Chennai, Bengaluru, London, Saigon, Donguan, Hyderabad, Chengdu, Lahore, Jonannesburg, can be connected.
World cities such as Tokyo can be considered.
Social mechanics including social change, social types, and social structure can be connected.
Social change including social change factors, and social change processes can be connected. Particular changes and movements including stone age developments, the agricultural revolution, agrarian developments, and the industrial revolution can be connected.
Social types including industrial societies, agrarian societies, horticultural societies, and hunting and gathering societies can be connected. Social structure including community and regional structure, class structure, institutional structure, cultural structure, and anthropological structure can be connected.
Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family studies can be connected.
Religion including religious belief can be connected. Particular religions including Abrahamic religion, Asiatic religion, pagan religion, and secularism can be connected. Religious organization can be connected. Religious practice can be connected.
Government including government activity, government structure, and law can be connected. Particular governments including particular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected.
Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected. Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected. Family studies including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.
Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.
Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected. Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be connected. Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communications technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be connected.
Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be connected.
Particular groups can be connected. Human geography including Asian geography, European geography, African geography, North American geography, South American geography, and Oceanic geography can be connected. Human ecology including human effects on the environment, relations with other life forms, and environmental effects on people can be connected. Physical anthropology including human dispersion, racial variation, and human origins can be connected. Demography including population change, population size and structure, migration, death, and birth and fertility can be connected. Social foundations including social group behavior, social group types, social control, social interaction, and social presentation can be connected.
Pesonal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected.
Biography can be connected. Psychology including social psychology, personality, mental disorders, developmental psychology, behavior patterns, mind, and behavioral elements can be connected. The human body including form and appearance, disease, life cycle, body functions, and body systems can be connected.
Other science including biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and other physics can be connected.
Biology including biohistory, ecology, systematics, organism biology, cell biology, and molecular biology can be connected. Earth science including geohistory, physical geography, atmospheric science, hydrospheric science, and geology can be connected. Astronomy including galactic astronomy, stella astronomy, and local astronomy can be connected. Chemistry including chemical systems, chemical change, and chemical substances can be connected.
Other physics including the structure of matter, quantum physics, and relativity can be connected. Electromagnetism including optics, magnetism, electric current, and electrostatics can be connected. Thermodynamics including statistical mechanics, nonclassical thermodynamics, and classical thermodynamics can be connected.
Created 9 Dec 2013 Last updated 23 Sep 2017