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1. Hi , I am currently studying M1 (Edexcel) and would like to know what order to do the chapters in. Obviously Kinematics comes first, but then exam solutions differs from the modular book by edexcel. For example, some previous knowledge of resolving is needed for dynamics. Plz help
2. (Original post by MathsMeister)
Hi , I am currently studying M1 (Edexcel) and would like to know what order to do the chapters in. Obviously Kinematics comes first, but then exam solutions differs from the modular book by edexcel. For example, some previous knowledge of resolving is needed for dynamics. Plz help
The best order I found is:

Kinematics
Vectors (the most difficult chapter so best to learn this as early as possible.
Statics
Dynamics
Moments

Vectors are good to know about early on, but you need a bit of background before you can really learn about them properly. As long as you know all the kinematics and F=ma stuff, which you need for vectors, so maybe read over dynamics before you do them too.
3. To be honest I think the order of the Edexcel book is fine, i.e.

Kinematics
Dynamics
Statics
Moments
Vectors

Personally, I found the dynamics chapter the most difficult conceptually. I didn't have a big issue with vectors and I don't really see why it should be learned early.
4. I did them in the order of the M1 textbook and it worked out fine for me. I personally didn't find vectors too bad (but I have done most of C4 vectors). In terms of difficulty I would rank them

Kinematics
Equilibrium
Vectors
Moments
Dynamics

Though the textbook order is probably best.

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5. (Original post by MathsMeister)
Hi , I am currently studying M1 (Edexcel) and would like to know what order to do the chapters in. Obviously Kinematics comes first, but then exam solutions differs from the modular book by edexcel. For example, some previous knowledge of resolving is needed for dynamics. Plz help
I prefer the order used in the old Heinemann M1 books:

Vectors
Kinematics
Statics of a particle
Dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane
Moments
6. (Original post by Chlorophile)
Kinematics
Dynamics
Statics
Moments
Vectors
I'd go with this list, I found vectors to be the most difficult.

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