Further Mechanics Further Mechanics builds on what you learned in mechanics in Physics 2.  You may want to go back to revise this if you feel you have forgotten some of it.  Further Mechanics goes on to explore different themes that can be explained by Newton's Laws.  We will look at the concepts of momentum, and how it can be used to explain what happens when balls are struck, collisions, and explosions.  We than go on to study circular motion that will form the basis of the movement of stars, planets, and satellites.  Circular motion concepts allow us to explain how cars go round corners, and how aeroplanes bank as they turn. Then we will look at oscillations, when objects move with a regular to-and-fro movement.  We will revise phase and explain resonance.  From this we will go on to look at Simple Harmonic Motion, which explains how objects bounce on springs, and how pendulums swing. 1. Force and Momentum Tutorial 1 Momentum and Impulse Full Page Tutorial 2 Conservation of Momentum Full Page 2. Circular Motion Tutorial 3 Simple Circular Motion Full Page Tutorial 4 Examples Involving Circular Motion (Banked tracks and vertical circular motion) Full Page 3. Oscillations and SHM Tutorial 5 Oscillations - Resonance and Damping Full Page Tutorial 6 Simple Harmonic Motion Full Page Tutorial 7 Simple Harmonic Systems Full Page Tutorial 8 Energy in SHM Full Page Tutorial 9 SHM and Circular Motion Full Page AS Data Sheet (.pdf file).  Click on the PDF icon.  Download it, print it off, and use it whenever you do a test.  It will also make very good lavatory reading.  Knowing where a formula can be found will help you no end in the exam.