# Edexcel Mechanics A-Level

Outlined below are topics covered for Edexcel Mechanics A-Level

Edexcel Mechanics A-Level consists of section B of paper 3, (section A is statistics). It is a 2 hour written exam paper which is weighted at 33.33% with a total of 100 marks. Calculators can be used.

## Contents for Mechanics Edexcel

Vectors

Vector Basics

Kinematics

Displacement and Displacement Time Graphs

Motion in a Straight Line

Velocity Time Graphs

Statics of a Particle

Mass and Weight

Force Diagrams

Resolving Forces

Equilibrium

Friction

Equilibrium of a rigid body

Moments

Dynamics

Newton’s Laws of Motion F=ma

Lift Problems

Connected Particles

Projectiles

Projectiles

Further Kinematics

Velocity Vectors

Motion with Variable Acceleration

## Vectors

## Vector Basics

## Kinematics – Constant Acceleration

## Displacement and Displacement Time Graphs

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## Motion in a Straight Line

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## Velocity Time Graphs

## Statics of a Particle

## Mass & weight

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## Force diagrams

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## Resolving Forces

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## Friction

## Equlibrium of a rigid body

## Moments

- What is the moment of a force?
- Horizontal beams in equilibrium resting on supports
- Exam Questions - Moments horizontal beams
- Tilting beam
- Exam Questions - Moments tilting beam
- Moment of a non-perpendicular force
- Exam Questions - Moment of a non-perpendicular force
- Moments - Ladder problems
- Exam Questions - Moments ladder problems

## Dynamics

## Newton’s Law of Motion : F=ma

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## Connected Particles

## Projectiles

## Projectiles

- Projectiles
- Particle projected at an upward angle from a height above ground
- Particle projected at a downward angle from a height above ground
- Particle projected horizontally from a height
- Finding the speed and direction at a given time
- Equation of the trajectory of a projectile
- Exam Questions - Projectiles
- Projectile Motion (hitting targets)
- Projectile motion 'Show that' questions (part 1)
- Projectile motion 'Show that' questions (part 2)
- Projectiles - "Show that" questions (part 3) - Particles colliding

## Further Kinematics

## Velocity Vectors

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## Motion with variable acceleration

- acceleration:
- variable

- force:
- resolving
- friction
- coefficient of