Mechanics 1

Module code: FS0041

In this module you will learn how to describe and explain the motion of rigid bodies subject to forces. You will learn about Newton’s Laws of motion and their application in various scenarios. In particular, there will be a focus on developing problem solving ability.

Topics covered

  • Vectors
  • Kinematics
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Work, energy, and power
  • Momentum and Impulse


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 20 hours of practicals and workshops
  • 110 hours of independent study


  • Core learning exercises (20%)
  • Workshop engagement (20%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (60%)