Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics: Mechanics 1 Coursebook


Qualification:Cambridge AS and A Level
Author(s):Douglas Quadling, Julian Gilbey

Cambridge AS and A Level Mathematics is a revised series to ensure full syllabus coverage.



This coursebook has been revised and updated to ensure that it meets the requirements for the Mechanics 1 (M1) unit of Cambridge AS and A Level Mathematics (9709). This revised edition adds clarifications to sections on forces and equilibrium, kinematics of motion in a straight line and Newton’s laws of motion. All of the review questions have been updated to reflect changes in the style of questions asked in the course.



  • Reviewed and revised content to ensure most up-to-date syllabus coverage.
  • Full endorsement from Cambridge International Examinations.
  • Fully updated review questions to better reflect the type of questioning in the AS and A Level Mathematics qualification.
  • Redesigned materials to keep content engaging.
  • Learning objectives at the start of each chapter.
  • Clear, narrative explanation of mathematical concepts, terminology and notation, with results and procedures appearing in boxes for easy reference.
  • Stimulating worked examples that take a step-by-step approach to problem solving.
  • Revision exercises and practice exam papers are featured throughout.



1. Velocity and acceleration
2. Force and motion
3. Vertical motion
4. Resolving forces
5. Friction
6. Motion due to gravity
Revision exercise 1
7. Newton’s third law
8. Work, energy and power
9. Potential energy
10. Force as a vector quantity
11. General motion in a straight line
Revision exercise 2
Practice examination

Additional information

Weight 0.54 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 27.5 × 1 cm