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For other uses, see Mechanic (disambiguation).
Mechanics (Greek Ìç÷áíéêÞ) is the branch of physics concerned with the
behaviour of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements,
and the subsequent effect of the bodies on their environment. The
discipline has its roots in several ancient civilizations (see History
of classical mechanics and Timeline of classical mechanics). During the
early modern period, scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, and especially
Newton, laid the foundation for what is now known as classical
- Mechanics (Greek Μηχανική) is the branch of physics concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment.