Read full document

Solomon M1

By | April 2013
Page 1 of 4
GCE Examinations

Mechanics Module M1
Advanced Subsidiary / Advanced Level

Paper B
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Instructions and Information
Candidates may use any calculator except those with a facility for symbolic algebra and / or calculus. Full marks may be obtained for answers to ALL questions. Mathematical and statistical formulae and tables are available. This paper has 7 questions. When a numerical value of g is required, use g = 9.8 m s-2 .

Advice to Candidates
You must show sufficient working to make your methods clear to an examiner. Answers without working will gain no credit.

Written by Shaun Armstrong & Chris Huffer

 Solomon Press
These sheets may be copied for use solely by the purchaser’s institute.


A constant force, F, acts on a particle, P, of mass 5 kg causing its velocity to change from ( – 2i + j) m s-1 to (4i – 7j) m s-1 in 2 seconds. (a) (b) Find, in the form ai + bj, the acceleration of P. (2 marks)

Show that the magnitude of F is 25 N and find, to the nearest degree, the acute angle between the line of action of F and the vector j. (5 marks)


A particle A of mass 3m is moving along a straight line with constant speed u m s-1. It collides with a particle B of mass 2m moving at the same speed but in the opposite direction. As a result of the collision, A is brought to rest. (a) Show that, after the collision, B has changed its direction of motion and that its speed has been halved. (4 marks)

Given that the magnitude of the impulse exerted by A on B is 9m Ns, (b) 3. find the value of u. (3 marks)



A Fig. 1


Figure 1 shows two window cleaners, Alan and Baber, of mass 60 kg and 100 kg respectively standing on a platform PQ of length 3 metres and mass 20 kg. The platform is suspended by two vertical cables attached to the ends P and Q. Alan is standing at the point A, 1.25 metres from P, Baber is standing at the point B and the tension in the cable at P is twice the tension in the...

Rate this document

What do you think about the quality of this document?

Share this document

Let your classmates know about this document and more at