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STATICS OF RIGID BODIESSTATICS OF RIGID BODIESRobert PaineIn general, the study of mechanics may be divided into two distinct areas. These are statics, which involves the study of bodies at rest, and dynamics, which is the study of bodies in motion. In each case it is important to select an appropriate mathematical model from which a “free body diagram” may be drawn, representing the system in space, with all the relevant forces …
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