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Statics is the name given to the branch of mechanics concerned with forces acting on bodies at rest under equilibrium conditions. The study of statics assumes the following independent conditions:
- The bodies in which forces act on are perfectly rigid and immutable as to shape and size under all conditions.
- The sum of all the forces acting on a body at rest has to be zero (i.e., the forces involved balance one another).
- There must be no tendency for the forces to turn the body about any axis.
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