A-level Mathematics/OCR/M1

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This is the Mechanics 1 module of the A-level Mathematics book. This module assumes that you are familiar with the C1 and C2 modules. Please post all questions to A-level Mathematics/Discussion.

Contents[edit]

  1. Force as a Vector 100% developed
  2. Equilibrium of a Particle 0% developed  as of Dec 14, 2005
  3. Kinematics of Motion in a Straight Line 0% developed  as of Dec 17, 2005
  4. Newton's Laws of Motion
  5. Linear Momentum 0% developed  as of Dec 14, 2005
  6. Appendix of Formulae 25% developed  as of Apr 29, 2007

Definitions[edit]

Smooth
a surface without friction
Rough
a surface with friction
Inextensible
Does not stretch however large the load is
Elastic
Stretches when a force is put on it
String
string
Light
no mass or negligible mass
Particle
object with no volume, only mass.
Bead
Particle with a hole drilled through it
Rigid Body
a solid body impervious to deformation
Wire
rigid thread like body
Uniform rod
same width along the rod
Non-Uniform rod
different widths along length
Peg
pin/ support that can hang things
Lamina
flat object
g
The force due to gravity and equal to 9.8 N/Kg, or the acceleration due to gravity (9.8ms-2).