Edexcel A Levels M1 (Mechanics) Coursework

The questions and answers below cover substantially the Alevels Mechanics M1 Edexcel syllabus. The questions were selected from an endorsed by Edexcel M1 book written by Brian Jefferson.
Module 1 Motion in a straight line (M1)

Alevels Mechanics M1 Edexcel - Motion in a straight line

This chapter discusses the following:
  • vector and scalar quantities
  • average speed and velocity
  • graphs of displacement, velocity and acceleration against time
  • constant acceleration equations including motion of a particle moving vertically
The selected questions and fully worked answers are indexed as follows:
Unit 1 Position, displacement & distance
Unit 2 Displacement time graphs
Unit 3 Velocity time graphs
Unit 4 Motion with uniform acceleration
Unit 5 Free fall under gravity
Module 2 Vectors (M1)

Alevels Mechanics M1 Edexcel - Vectors

This chapter discusses the following
  • how to manipulate vectors in 2 dimensions
  • vectors in component form, its magnitude and direction
  • problems involving position vectors of objects moving with constant velocity
  • problems involving velocity vectors or objects moving with constant acceleration
The selected questions and fully worked answers are indexed as follows:
Unit 1 Vectors in 2 dimensions
Unit 2 Components of a vector
Unit 3 Position, displacement & velocity
Module 3 Forces (M1)

Alevels Mechanics M1 Edexcel - Forces

This chapter discusses forces in practical situations, models forces as vectors and solving problems with forces in equilibrium.There are also problems involving modelling friction. The selected questions and fully worked answers are indexed as follows:
Unit 1 Different types of forces
Unit 2 Forces at a point, modelling by vectors
Unit 3 Modelling friction
Module 4 Newton's Laws of Motion (M1)

Alevels Mechanics M1 Edexcel - Newton's Laws of Motion

This chapter discusses relationships between force and acceleration. There are equations of motion for objects acted on by forces and some problems involving connected articles. (1st, 2nd and 3rd Laws)

The selected questions with fully worked answers are indexed as follows :

Unit 1 Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws of Motion
Unit 2 More on Newton's Laws
Unit 3 Newton's 3rd Law
Module 5 Impulse and momentum (M1)

Alevels Mechanics M1 Edexcel - Impulse and momentum

This topic discusses how to define impulse and momentum and the relationship between them. The principle of conservation of momentum is used to solve problems involving collisions of particles.

The selected questions and fully worked answers are indexed as follows:

Unit 1 Calculating impulse and momentum
Unit 2 Conservation of linear momentum
Unit 3 Review questions on impulse momentum
Module 6 Moments (M1)

Alevels Mechanics M1 Edexcel - Moments

This topic discusses the turning effect of a force about a given point and parallel forces in equilibrium.

The selected questions and fully worked answers are indexed as follows:

Unit 1 The turning effect of a force
Unit 2 Forces at an angle
Unit 3 Equilibrium of parallel forces