## Mechanics

The Mechanics element of the AS-Level in Mathematics consists of the following topic areas:

Quantities & Units in Mechanics, Kinematics and Forces & Newton’s Laws. In addition to these topics, the A-Level in Mathematics also covers Moments. See bottom of the page for things you should memorise for AS Mechanics.

### Quantities & Units in AS-Level Maths:

### Kinematics in AS-Level Maths:

- understand position, displacement, distance, velocity, speed and acceleration
- understand and interpret graphs for motion on a straight line
- understand, use and derive the SUVAT equations
- use calculus in kinematics for motion on a straight line

### Kinematics in A-Level Maths:

In addition to the above (including extension to two dimensions in some areas):

- projectile motion under gravity

### Forces & Newton’s Laws in AS-Level Maths:

### Forces & Newton’s Laws in A-Level Maths:

In addition to the above (where resolution in two dimensions is also required) the following topics are covered:

- resultant forces and dynamics
- friction

### Moments in A-Level Maths:

In addition to the above:

- using moments in problems with static rigid bodies in equilibrium

## Things to remember for AS Mechanics

### Other

**Gravity**:**Resultant Force**:**Friction**: , at maximum when object is moving or about to move.