(Original post by Mystic Creature)
Yeah it is much different to anything else we've done isnt it
, but just some general tips:
For every single question, draw a diagram. It helps SO much. So whether it's a simple momentum question, or a complex resolving forces up a plane question.
Make sure you have drawn all of the relevant forces, which may include mg, R, mgcosx, mgsinx, Rcox, Rsinx, Friction, Tension or a motive force.
For any question, write out the formula, for example, F = ma , or F = μR. You will get marks for this.
Direction is very important! For questions such as momentum and kinematics, always choose one direction as positive, and the opposite direction as negative.
When they say that tanθ = 3/4, then that means that cosθ = 4/5, and sinθ = 3/5 - no need to actually work out what θ is!
For moments questions, take your time - they're often worth quite a few marks, so no need to rush. Resolve both clockwise and anticlockwise about a point, and if necessary, about another point.
For vectors, all I can say is just know the formulae and know how to work out the magnitude (pythagoras), and know how to work out the time when a certain ship is due north of another ship - examples in the textbook
Do all of the mixed exercises and review exercises from the textbook.
Do as many past papers as you can.
for any topics or past paper questions you're unsure about - it gives you step by step video worked solutions, a great resource!
If you're also taking c1 on the same day at the same time, try to practice doing a c1 paper, and immediately after, an m1 paper, under timed conditions, as that is how its going to be on the day