Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics Mechanics 4 M4
Part of the Course Materials series
- Publication Date
- September 2009
Edexcel’s course for the GCE specification
Matching the specification, Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics M4 features:
- Student-friendly worked examples and solutions, leading up to a wealth of practice questions.
- Sample exam papers for thorough exam preparation.
- Regular review sections consolidate learning.
- Opportunities for stretch and challenge presented throughout the course.
PLUS Free LiveText CD-ROM, containing Solutionbank
and Exam Café
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- Solutionbank contains fully worked solutions with hints and tips for every question in the Student Books.
- Exam Café includes a revision planner and checklist as well as a fully worked examination-style paper with examiner commentary. Written by examiners, these revised editions of Heinemann Modular Mathematics for Edexcel AS and A Level retain the best proven features of the current series and include new motivational features that make maths easier to learn.
1 Relative motion
1.1 Relative displacement
1.2 Problems involving relative velocity
1.3 Problems involving water current and wind effects
1.4 Problems involving one body intercepting (or colliding with) another body
1.5 Problems involving closest approach
1.6 Problems involving setting a course to achieve closest approach
2 Elastic collisions in two dimensions
2.1 Problems involving the oblique impact of a smooth sphere with a fixed surface
2.2 Problems involving the oblique impact of two smooth spheres
3 Resisted motion of a particle moving in a straight line
3.1 Using calculus when a particle moves in a straight line against a resistance which varies with the speed of the particle
3.2 Modelling the resistance to an object moving in a straight line under gravity using functions of velocity
3.3 Using calculus when a particle, with an engine working at a constant rate, moves in a straight line against a resistance which varies with the speed of the particle
Review Exercise 1
4 Damped and forced harmonic motion
4.1 Investigating the motion of a particle which is moving under the influence of a restoring force proportional to the particle’s displacement and a resistance which is proportional to its speed
4.2 Investigating the motion of a particle which is subject to the same two forces as in the previous section but is also forced to oscillate with a frequency other than its natural one
5.1 Using potential energy to fi nd positions of equilibrium and to test for stability
Review Exercise 2
Practice examination paper