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It deals with bodies at rest and in motion and the conditions of rest and motion when bodies are under the influence of internal and external forces. The laws of mechanics apply to a whole range of objects, from microscopic to macroscopic, such as the motion of electrons in atoms and that of planets in space or even to the galaxies in distant parts of the universe. Mechanics does not explain why bodies move; it simply shows how a body will move in a given situation and how to describe such motion.
The study of mechanics may be divided into two parts: kinematics and dynamics. Kinematics is concerned with a purely geometrical description of the motion or trajectories of objects, disregarding the forces producing the motion.
It deals with concepts and the interrelation between position, velocity, acceleration, and time. Dynamics is concerned with the forces that produce changes in motion or changes in other properties, such as the shape and size of objects.
This leads us to the concepts of force and mass and the laws that govern the motion of objects. Statics deals with bodies at rest under the influence of external forces. They showed that objects move according to certainrules, and these rules were stated in the form oflaws of motion. Essentially classical or Newtonian mechanics is the study of the consequences of the laws of motion as formulated by Newton in his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica the Principia published in Among these, the two most Significant approaches are the formulations of Lagrange and Hamilton.
In more than half of this text, we will use the classical approach of Newton, while in the later part of the text we will introduce Lagrange and Hamilton formulations. The difficulties arose when these laws were applied to certain definite situations: a to very fast moving objects objects moving with speeds approaching the speed of light and b to objects of microscopic size such as electrons in atoms. The failure of classical mechanics in these situations is the result of inadequacies in classical concepts of space and time as discussed briefly in Chapter 16, Special Theory of Relativity.
Before we start an in-depth study of mechanics, we devote this chapter to summarizing briefly a few essential concepts of interest from introductory mechanics. The most surprising aspect is that all these quantities can be expressed in terms of a few basic quantities, such as length L, mass M, and time T. These three quantities are calledfundamental or basic quantities base units ; all others that are expressed in terms of these are called derived quantities.
The most prevalent is that in which length is measured in meters. As we will see, in practice there are five different quantities that are used as base units.
Standard of length: The meter. In , by international agreement, the General Conference on Weights and Measures changed the standard of length to an atomic constant by the following procedure. A glass tube is filled with krypton gas in which an electrical discharge is maintained. The standard meter is defined to be equal to exactly 1.
Standard of time: The second. In the past, the spinning motion of Earth about its axis. In October , the time standard was redefined in terms of an atomic clock, which makes use of the periodic atomic vibrations of certain s.
According to the cesium clock, a second is defined to be exactly equal to the time inter, 11 of 9,,, vibrations of radiation from cesium 3. This method has an accuracy of : ;:-Mt in Standard of mass: The kilogram. The mass of the cylinder. This is the only base unit still defined by an artifact. The CGS or Gaussian system.
The British system. This is used in the United States and may be referred to as U. In this system the unit of length is the foot and the unit of time is the sec-"d. The unit of temperature in the British system is the degree Fahrenheit.
The MKS or metric system. In this system the unit oflength is the meter m , the unit f mass is the kilogram kg , and the unit of time is the second sec. These are the most comrnonly used units in the world. The other two base units are temperature in kelvins K and. Five of the most commonly used base units in the different systems are listed here. For convenience it uses 7 base units: Five of these are the same as MKS already listed and the other two are: Amount of substance mole 1.
A quantity expressed as LUMb-rc means that its length dimension is raised to the power a, its mass dimension is raised to the power b, and its time dimension is raised to the power c.
To add or substract two quantities in physics they must have the same dimensions. Similarly, no matter what system of units is used. That is, the quantities on both sides of the equations must have the same dimensions. By the method of dimensional analysis. SoJutlon Since Fe is a function of M, v ; and r.
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