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This topic of mechanics has been treated as that branch of mathematics that mathematically attempts to explain our physical environment. It is that branch of mathematics that spans the divide between our natural sciences and mathematics.
The module has infused as its basis, both modern mathematics and traditional mathematics as it explores the basic concepts of Kinematics – which is the study of motion without referrence to forces which cause motion of particles; Kinetics which relates the action of forces on particles and bodies to their resulting motions; Dynamics – the study of the general causes of motion; and Statics – the equillibrium mechanics of stationary bodies.
Practical examples and their implications for classroom practice have been suggested whenever and wherever appropriate in the module in order to help the teacher to impart the knowledge of mechanics to pupils.