That branch of mechanics which treats of the equilibrium of forces, or relates to bodies as held at rest by the forces acting on them; -- distinguished from dynamics.
the branch of mechanics concerned with forces in equilibrium
corrections applied to seismic data to determine the reflection arrival times which would have been observed, were no weathering or low-velocity material present. MOV File (4.37 mb)
The study of forces that do not cause motion
Time shift corrections to individual traces to compensate for the effects of variations in elevation, surface layer thickness or velocity, or datum references.
(n) An area of applied physics that deals with the analysis of forces in bodies (parts) at rest (in equilibrium).
Statics is the branch of physics concerned with the analysis of loads (force, torque/moment) on a physical systems in static equilibrium, that is, in a state where the relative positions of subsystems do not vary over time, or where components and structures are at rest under the action of external forces of equilibrium. When in static equilibrium, the system is either at rest, or moving at constant velocity through its center of mass.