Mechanics 1 (2016/17)


The formal unit description for the course is here.

Timetable: weeks 13-24, Tuesdays 11-11.50am (lecture) in Powell lecture theatre, Physics & Thursdays 9-9.50am (lecture)+10-10.50am (problems) in LT1, Chemistry.

Homework should be handed in to your 1st year Tutor who handled Calculus and Computational Mathematics in TB1.

Assignment 1. Posted Thursday 23rd February, collected Friday 3rd March.
Assignment 2. Posted Thursday 23rd March, collected Friday 31st March.

Office hour: Tuesday 1-1.50pm



Supporting Lecture Notes/Suggested Reading (not transcripts of lectures)

  • Introduction (for lecture 1)
  • Vectors (2)
  • Coordinates (3)
  • Space Curves (4)
  • Polar Coordinates (5)
  • Line Integrals (6)
  • Newton's Laws (7)
  • 1D Motion (8)
  • Projectiles, Constrained Motion, Friction (9 & 10)
  • Work and Power (11 & 12)
  • Conservation of Energy (13 & 14)
  • Central Forces, Torque and Angular Momentum (15 & 16)
  • Phase Plane (17, 18 & 19)
  • Pendulum (20)

  • Problem Sheets and Solutions (sheets published after Tues lecture and solutions released 14 days later)

    Past Exams

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