# Mechanics resources

### Motivating Mathematics (1)

Force and motion - Mike Savage

This extension video mathstutor discusses Newton's second law of motion. This resource is released under a Creative Commons license Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works and the copyright is held by Skillbank Solutions Ltd.

### Quick Reference (25)

Conservation of momentum

This leaflet introduces the concept of conservation of momentum in both one and two dimensions.

Conversion of units

On occasions it is necessary to convert from one system of units to another.
This leaflet explains how this is done.

Displacement-time and Velocity-time graphs

This leaflet explains how graphs can be used to describe mathematical models of motion.

Equations of motion

This resource covering equations of constant acceleration has been contributed to the mathcentre Community Project by Josh Simpson and reviewed by Leslie Fletcher, Liverpool John Moores University.

Forces acting at an angle - resolving forces

This leaflet explains how a force can be split into two perpendicular components.

Forces acting at an angle (with friction)

This leaflet introduces friction into the analysis of the effect of forces on bodies.

Impact and momentum - definition and units

This leaflet introduces the concepts of impact and momentum.

Introduction to mechanics

This leaflet explains the terms statics and dynamics and provides basic introductory material.

Parallel forces acting together

In this leaflet we consider the resultant force when several parallel forces act.

Particle on a slope (with friction)

This leaflet analyses particles on slopes in the presence of friction.

Particles on a slope

When resolving forces, the directions generally taken are horizontal and vertical.
However, there are situations when it is better to consider other directions for resolving.
This leaflet explains how this is done.

Types of Force

This leaflet explains the various types of force which are commonly found when studying the motion of physical bodies.