Cambridge International AS and A Level Mathematics: Mechanics 2 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 2 (M2) unit of Cambridge AS and A Level Mathematics (9709). This revised edition adds clarifications to sections on motion of a projectile, equilibrium of a rigid body and linear motion under a variable force. 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. The motion of projectiles
2. Moments
3. Centre of mass
4. Rigid objects in equilibrium
5. Elastic strings and springs
Revision exercise 1
6. Motion round a circle
7. Geometrical methods
8. Centres of mass of special shapes
9. Linear motion with variable forces
10. Strategies for solving problems
Revision exercise 2
Practice examination

Additional information

Weight 0.56 kg
Dimensions 21.8 × 27.5 × 1 cm