** The Engineering Mechanics** is that branch of Engineering-science which deals with the principles of mechanics along with their applications to engineering problems. It is sub-divided into the following two main groups:

*(a) Statics, and (b) Dynamics*

**The Statics** is that branch of Engineering Mechanics which deals with the forces and their effects, while acting upon the bodies at rest.

__The Dynamics__** **is that branch of Engineering Mechanics which deals with the forces and their effects, while acting upon the bodies in motion. It is further sub-divided into the following two branches:

*(i) Kinetics, and (ii) Kinematics*

__The Kinetics__** **is that branch of Dynamics, which deals with the bodies in motion due to the application of forces.

**The Kinematics** is that branch of Dynamics which deals with the bodies in motion without taking into account the forces which are responsible for the motion.

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