• Nihat Özkaya
  • Margareta Nordin


Mechanics is a branch of physics that is concerned with the motion and deformation of bodies that are acted on by mechanical disturbances called forces. Mechanics is the oldest of all physical sciences, dating back to the times of Archimedes (287— 212 B.C.). Galileo (1564–1642) and Newton (1642–1727) were the most prominent contributors to this field. Galileo made the first fundamental analyses and experiments in dynamics, and Newton formulated the laws of motion and gravity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nihat Özkaya
    • 1
  • Margareta Nordin
    • 1
  1. 1.Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic InstituteNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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