Art of mechanics – One among 64 arts (yantra-matrika)...

Aug 25, 2014 by

About Mechanics  : Mechanics (Greek μηχανική) is the branch of science concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment. During the early modern period, scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, and especially Newton, laid the foundation for what is now known as classical mechanics. It is a branch of classical physics that deals with particles that are either at rest or are moving with velocities significantly less than the speed of light. It can also be defined as a branch of science which deals with the motion of and forces on objects. Classical versus quantum Mechanics : The major division of the mechanics discipline separates classical mechanics from quantum mechanics. Historically, classical mechanics came first, while quantum mechanics is a...

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Art of Conversation – One among 64 arts (samvacya)...

Aug 21, 2014 by

About Conversation : Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette. It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company. Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction. Conversations follow rules of etiquette because conversations are social interactions, and therefore depend on social convention. Specific rules for conversation are called the cooperative principle. Failure to adhere to these rules devolves, and eventually dissolves the conversation. “The real art of Conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time , but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” The art of...

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Art of engineering – One among 64 arts (vastu-vidya)...

Aug 19, 2014 by

Introduction Engineering (from Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise”) is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application. One who practices engineering is called an engineer, and those licensed to do so may have more formal designations. The American Engineers’ Council for Professional Development (ECPD, the predecessor of ABET) has defined “engineering” as: “The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to...

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Art of carpentry – One among 64 arts (takshana)...

Aug 19, 2014 by

Introduction Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete form work, etc. Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood and did the rougher work such as framing, but today many other materials are also used and sometimes the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are considered carpentry. Carpentry in the United States is almost always done by men. With 98.5% of carpenters being male, it was the fourth most male-dominated occupation in the country in 1999,and there were about 1.5 million positions in 2006. Now the old fashioned carpentry is called timber framing. Carpenters learn this trade by being employed through an apprenticeship training—normally 4 years—and qualify by successfully completing that country’s department...

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