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    ... I've been taught mechanics, and how unuseful the OCR book is.

    For resolving forces in different directions it gives one useful example and a few irellevant ones and some pointless proof before asking questions it hasn't explained how to do.

    This is going to completely bugger up my exams if i can't get my head around it. Is there somewhere online with decent mechanics notes with a few worked examples?

    Failing that, does anybody have their own notes on this that theycould post up, or can anybody even just work through the basics.

    Help!
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    (Original post by Chris.)
    ... I've been taught mechanics, and how unuseful the OCR book is.

    For resolving forces in different directions it gives one useful example and a few irellevant ones and some pointless proof before asking questions it hasn't explained how to do.

    This is going to completely bugger up my exams if i can't get my head around it. Is there somewhere online with decent mechanics notes with a few worked examples?

    Failing that, does anybody have their own notes on this that theycould post up, or can anybody even just work through the basics.

    Help!
    If the OCR specification is similar to the Edexcel one which it should be then there are some notes prepared by Euler that are fairly good.

    http://math.mdsalih.com/Data/Mathema...20Notes/M1.pdf

    There are handwritten though, but it only two pages and you could quickly type it up.

    You might also what to try this thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t72456.html which has notes for the Edexcel Spec. typed.

    Or this one: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/t42951.html which is complete with notes and exam tips.
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    Try downloading the M1 specimen paper and model solutions from www.examsolutions.co.uk for some examples on resolving
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    Is it Mechanics 1? You could try having a little look at http://www.mathsnet.net/asa2/2004/m1.html
    to grasp the basics- it's not just OCR but you'll know what your syllabus includes. Good Luck xx
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    Thanks everybody, unfortunately i can't give rep more than once a day but will try to remember everyone
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    i really suggest u ask a teacher to show u how 2 do it step by step. i tried to teach it myself using about 5 differnt books and i only partially unde stood it until this teacher at skool sat down with me for about 20mins and it became sooooo much clearer, although i still don't understand it completely.
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    Its kind of complicated to explain but one teacher at my school shown me a really good diagram. I'll try and upload one later.
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    bostock and chandler all the way , I hated my m1 teacher ended up using that book to teach my self but even then its still hard
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    i hate geography! maths all the way :cool: - sorry - bit random i know; got a geog exam on tuesday and friday anc i just can't get down to revising it - its sooooooooo boring!
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    (Original post by Phil23)
    i hate geography! maths all the way :cool: - sorry - bit random i know; got a geog exam on tuesday and friday anc i just can't get down to revising it - its sooooooooo boring!
    I know how you feel....I have absolutely no motivation to revise for chemistry but I need to so much more than maths! *sigh* Revision is just generally boring though- I'm sick of m3 even though I did enjoy it for a bit. x
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    (Original post by Chris87)
    Its kind of complicated to explain but one teacher at my school shown me a really good diagram. I'll try and upload one later.
    If you could that'd be great, have a better idea now but still a few questions that baffled me.
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    (Original post by Chris.)
    If you could that'd be great, have a better idea now but still a few questions that baffled me.
    Okay, see the attachment. I hope it helps.

    Basically, the dashed lines show the parallel and perpendicular components of the forces. Remember, if its the angle between the direction of the force you have, and the direction you want to go in, then use cos, otherwise use sin.
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