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The conference for all 11-19 mathematics teachers

29 June - 1 July 2017

Keele University

Mechanics: a close look at two MEI Further Maths topics

Avril Steele

10:30 - 11:30 Friday 30th June

A level Mathematics / Further Mathematics OCR(MEI)

This session will look at how dimensional analysis can be used to suggest a model for different situations. It will also consider the motion of a particle moving in a circle, including some hands-on ways of developing understanding. What about centrifugal forces? Do they exist? Knowledge of the mechanics content of A level Mathematics will be assumed.

Assumed knowledge

A basic knowledge of the underlying mathematical content is expected.

About the speaker(s)

Avril Steele is a Central Coordinator with the FMSP based in Somerset. She has worked in engineering and business and has been a university lecturer and a school teacher.