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Encyclopedia > Engineering mechanics

Engineering mechanics is a branch of the physical sciences which looks to understand the actions and reactions of bodies at rest or in motion. Much of modern engineering mechanics is based on Isaac Newton's laws of motion while the modern practice of their application can be traced back to Timoshenko, who is said to be the father of modern engineering mechanics.


Engineering mechanics can be subdivided into statics, strength of materials,dynamics, deformable bodies and fluid mechanics.


See also: Mechanical engineering and principle of moments


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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland (127 words)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of only two grade 5 research departments of Mechanical Engineering in Scotland and exists within the oldest Faculty of Engineering in the United Kingdom.
The University was also the first UK university to appoint a Professor of Engineering when, in 1840, Queen Victoria created the Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics.
Mechanical engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (640 words)
Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of engineering that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
In the United States, the order of growth of the different branches of engineering, measured by the date a professional society was formed, is civil engineering (1852), mining and metallurgical engineering (1871), mechanical engineering (1880), electrical engineering (1884), and chemical engineering (1908).
An engineering education is based on a strong foundation in mathematics and science; this is followed by courses emphasizing the application of this knowledge to a specific field and studies in the social sciences and humanities to give the engineer a broader education.
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