Astronomy Fundamentals

Important Disciplinesin Astronomy

What is mechanics?

Mechanics is the branch of physics that describes the motions of objects in a system. Systems of moving bodies can be very simple, such as Earth and the Moon, or they can be very complicated, such as the Sun, planets, and all the other objects in the solar system put together. Advanced studies of mechanics require complex and detailed mathematical techniques.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Astronomy Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App