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They saw only the statics of territories; they had no conception of the dynamics of nations.

This science, like mechanics and biology, has its statics and its dynamics.

I say that statics has not dealt adequately with these problems.

The phenomena of statics and dynamics are different phenomena.

He is working with the statics of the problem of money and credit.

By this simple experiment was laid the foundation of the science of statics.

The statics of society is the study of the conditions of existence and permanence of the social state.

What indeed is self-evident in this, reason confirms, and daily experience in statics manifests.

Equilibrium, in statics, the condition when a body is acted on by two or more forces which balance one another.

Formerly the latter alone was called dynamics, and to this, in conjunction with statics, the general name mechanics was given.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s (earlier statical, 1560s), "pertaining to the science of weight and its mechanical effects," from Modern Latin statica, from Greek statikos "causing to stand, skilled in weighing," from stem of histanai "to make to stand, set; to place in the balance, weigh," from PIE root *sta- "stand" (see stet). The sense of "having to do with bodies at rest or with forces that balance each other" is first recorded 1802. Applied to frictional electricity from 1839.

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