Applied Mathematics deals with problems arising in the physical, life and social sciences as well as in engineering. Mechanics is the branch of Applied Mathematics that deals with the motion of bodies and forces producing motion. The aim of the Cambridge Alevel Mechanics course is to enable learners to understand and interpret, and use their mathematical skills to provide solutions to these problems. Apart from the problem solving skills that are developed, this course is highly relevant in many areas of science, engineering and technologies, and offers a sound foundation for further studies.
Mechanics 1 covers forces and equilibrium, motion in a straight line, Newton's laws of motion, and energy, work and power.
Mechanics 2 covers motion of a projectile, equilibrium of a rigid body, uniform motion in a circle, Hooke's law and linear motion under a variable force.

Prof G.J.F. Smit:
fsmit@sun.ac.za
082 870 7603
CLASSES WILL COMMENCE ON 19Jan2016
Mechanics 1
Mechanics 2