Mechanics 1 / Graham Smithers.
By: Smithers, Graham.
Contributor(s): National Extension College Trust.Series: Advanced modular mathematics.Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, 2000Edition: 2nd ed.Description: vi, 122 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0003225151 (pbk.).Other title: Mechanics one.Subject(s): Mechanics -- Mathematics -- Problems, exercises, etc | Mechanics -- Mathematics -- Examinations -- Study guidesDDC classification: 531
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Written by Graham Smithers for the National Extension College Trust.
Section 1. - Mathematical models in mechanics. Mathematical skills assumed . Vector notation. A glossary of mathematical terms. Mathematical modelling. - Section 2. Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line. The units for distance and displacement. The units for speed and velocity. The units for acceleration. Distance-time graphs. Velocity-time graphs. Acceleration-time graphs. The usual symbols for displacement, velocity and acceleration. Generalising your earlier work. Five constant acceleration equations. Acceleration due to gravity. - Section3. Dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line. Mass and weight. Force. Connected particles. Momentum and impluse. Collisions: conservation of momentum. - Section 4. Statics of a particle and motion on an inclined plane. Combining two perpendicular forces. Resolving a force in two perpendicular directions. The resultant of any number of forces. The normal reaction. The coefficient of friction. The force of friction. - Section 5. Moments. The moment of a force. Tackling equilibrium problems. - Section 6. Vectors in mechanics. Velocity as a vector. Acceleration as a vector. Force as a vector. Force as a vector. Addition of vectors. Relative velocities. - Practice examination paper. - Solutions to exercises.
Physics : 9702