Mechanics Notes & Worked Exercises

 

 

Items relevant to STEP are in blue 

Background material is in orange

 

 

Miscellaneous

Exam Board Topics - Mechanics (8 pages; 7/8/19)

Useful Results (3 pages; 10/11/18)

 

 

Centre of Mass

Centre of Mass - Contents (2 pages; 7/8/17)

Centre of Mass - Part 1 (13 pages; 7/8/17)

Centre of Mass - Part 2 (12 pages; 7/8/17)

Centre of Mass Exs (3 page3; 7/8/17); Solutions (9 pages; 7/8/17)  

 

Circular Motion

Circular Motion - Constant Speed (9 pages; 21/8/16)

Circular Motion - Variable Speed (13 pages; 30/9/15)

Circular Motion  Exs (1 page; 11/3/17); Solutions (2 pages; 11/3/17) 

 

Energy

Energy (5 pages; 26/1/19)

Energy - Exs (2 pages; 9/8/19); Sol'ns (8 pages; 9/8/19)

Gravitational Potential Energy (3 pages;15/2/19)

Hooke's Law (9 pages; 26/1/19)

 

Forces

Forces - Notes (6 pages; 14/11/18)

Forces: Connected particles (7 pages; 24/10/18)

Forces: Newton's 3rd Law (7 pages; 24/10/18)

Forces - Exs (8 pages; 11/8/19); Sol'ns (30 pages; 11/8/19)  

Friction (3 pages; 24/10/18)

Moments (12 pages; 11/3/17)

Frameworks (4 pages; 15/9/13)

Fictitious forces (5 pages; 9/7/15)

Systems of forces (5 pages; 14/11/18)

 

Impulse & Momentum

Impulse & Momentum (14 pages; 19/2/17)

Oblique impacts (4 pages; 23/8/18)

Oblique impact with plane Exs (2 pages; 2/3/19)

Impulses & connected particles (13 pages; 28/8/18)

Impulse & Momentum Exs (2 pages; 23/8/18); Solutions (9 pages; 23/8/18)

Collisions Exs (1 page; 3/3/14); Solutions (3 pages; 3/3/14)

 

 

Kinematics

Kinematics (7 pages; 7/8/17)

Kinematics Exs (1 page; 11/3/17); Solutions (3 pages; 11/3/17)

Projectiles (9 pages; 27/1/18)

Suvat equations (5 pages; 24/1/17)

 

 

Oscillations

Differential equations: Oscillations (11 pages; 5/12/18)

Oscillations - Exs (2 pages; 9/8/19); Sol'ns (6 pages; 9/8/19)

 

 

Rotating Bodies

Rotating Bodies (5 pages; 19/8/19)

Rotating Bodies - examples (6 pages; 16/3/18)

Moments of Inertia (7 pages; 23/3/18)

Rolling wheels (12 pages; 14/11/18)