The science of bodies in motion is
called dynamics; what is the science of bodies
at rest called?
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The word dynamics derives from the German dynamisch, a term coined by Leibnitz in the late 17th
century from the Greek dynamikos, powerful.
The word statics derives from the Greek statikos, that which causes something to stand. The
sense "balancing forces" is first recorded in 1802.
Static, in the
sense "radio noise" is from 1913; the sense "verbal hassle" is from
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