Contents 1 Classical versus quantum 2 Relativistic versus Newtonian 3 General relativistic versus quantum 4 History 4.1 Antiquity 4.2 Medieval age 4.3 Early modern age 4.4 Modern age 5 Types of mechanical bodies 6 Sub - disciplines 6.1 Classical 6.2 Quantum 7 Professional organizations 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links Classical versus quantum[edit] Part of a series of articles about Classical mechanics F → = m a → displaystyle vec F =m vec a Second law of motion History Timeline Branches Applied Celestial Continuum Dynamics Kinematics Kinetics Statics Statistical Fundamentals Acceleration Angular momentum Couple D'Alembert's principle Energy kinetic potential Force Frame of reference Inertial frame of reference Impulse Inertia / Moment of inertia Mass Mechanical power Mechanical work Moment Momentum Space Speed Time Torque Velocity Virtual work Formulations Newton's laws of motion Analytical mechanics Lagrangian mechanics Hamiltonian mechanics Routhian mechanics Hamilton–Jacobi equation Appell's equation of motion Udwadia–Kalaba equation Koopman–von Neumann mechanics Core topics Damping (ratio) Displacement Equations of motion Euler's laws of motion Fictitious force Friction Harmonic oscillator Inertial / Non-inertial reference frame
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Scientists Aharonov Bell Blackett Bloch Bohm Bohr Born Bose de Broglie Candlin Compton Dirac Davisson Debye Ehrenfest Einstein Everett Fock Fermi Feynman Glauber Gutzwiller Heisenberg Hilbert Jordan Kramers Pauli Lamb Landau Laue Moseley Millikan Onnes Planck Rabi Raman Rydberg Schrödinger Sommerfeld von Neumann Weyl Wien Wigner Zeeman Zeilinger v t e Historically, classical mechanics came first, while quantum mechanics
is a comparatively recent invention.
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The following are described as forming classical mechanics: Newtonian mechanics, the original theory of motion (kinematics) and
forces (dynamics).
Hamiltonian mechanics, a theoretical formalism, based on the principle of conservation of energy. Lagrangian mechanics, another theoretical formalism, based on the principle of the least action.
Quantum[edit] The following are categorized as being part of quantum mechanics: Schrödinger wave mechanics, used to describe the movements of the
wavefunction of a single particle.
Professional organizations[edit] Applied
See also[edit] Applied mechanics Dynamics Engineering Index of engineering science and mechanics articles Kinematics Kinetics Non-autonomous mechanics Statics Wiesen Test of Mechanical Aptitude (WTMA) References[edit] ^ Dugas, Rene. A History of Classical Mechanics. New York, NY: Dover
Publications Inc, 1988, pg 19.
^ Rana, N.C., and Joag, P.S. Classical Mechanics. West Petal Nagar,
New Delhi. Tata McGraw-Hill, 1991, pg 6.
^ Renn, J., Damerow, P., and McLaughlin, P. Aristotle, Archimedes,
Euclid, and the Origin of Mechanics: The Perspective of Historical
Epistemology. Berlin:
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External links[edit] Look up mechanics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. iMechanica: the web of mechanics and mechanicians
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