The branch of mechanics concerned with forces in static equilibrium (noun)
Examples of word statics
What you all seem to be debating here is nicely paralelled in the world of physics: you're talking about the branches known as statics vs. dynamics.
Your statics are a cruel indication that dismisses he plight of so many in critical times.
For someone in solid mechanics, features such as statics / dynamic analysis (implicit and explicit), inelastic material laws, finite strain kinematics, and nonlinear solution schemes would be the starting point.
On the ground, trips are made in armoured cars, in full body armour accompanied by drivers whose radios crackle with warnings of "statics" or "slow moving from the left" - each a possible suicide bomber.
We have moved from old “evolutionary statics” and are now starting to understand the flux and change of “evolutionary dynamics.”