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What is the equation for velocity?
What does the equation a=Δv/Δt represent?
What is the equation used to find displacement?
d=½ (Vf+Vo)Δt
What is the equation for the force of gravity parallel to a slope?
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What does MEo=MEf state?
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What is the equation for work done by friction?
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What is the equation that relates net work and change in kinetic energy?
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What is the equation for power?
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What does ΣPo=ΣPf represent?
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What is the equation for angular velocity?
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What does ∝=Δω/Δt represent?
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What is the equation that relates final and initial angular velocity?
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What is the equation for tangential velocity?
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What is the equation for velocity in the center of mass of an object?
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What is the equation ΣF=mac used for?
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What is the equation for moment of inertia?
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What does ∑Lo=∑Lf indicate?
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What is the equation for beat frequency?
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Study Notes
Equations for AP Physics 1 Exam

Velocity (v) is calculated using the equation V = Δx / Δt or v = d / t, indicating displacement over time.

Acceleration (a) is determined by a = Δv / Δt or a = d / t, defining the change in velocity over time.

Displacement (d) can be calculated with the equation d = ½(Vf + Vo)Δt, which uses average velocity over a time interval.

The force of gravity in the parallel direction is given by Fg = mg sin θ, relating gravitational force and angular displacement.

The perpendicular gravitational force is described by Fg⊥ = mg cos θ, which is crucial for calculating the normal force on inclined planes.

Mechanical energy conservation is represented as MEo = MEf, stating that the original mechanical energy equals final mechanical energy when no work is done by applied forces or friction.

Work due to friction can be calculated using Wf = ΔME, indicating a change in mechanical energy when no applied forces are acting.

Net work done is equal to the change in kinetic energy, represented by Wnet = ΔKE, which is always applicable.

Power (P) can be expressed as P = ΔE / Δt or P = W / Δt or P = Fv cos(θ) / Δt, illustrating energy usage or work done over time.

Conservation of linear momentum is described by ΣPo = ΣPf, applicable when net force on a system equals zero, such as during collisions.

Angular velocity (ω) is described by ω = Δθ / Δt, measuring change in radians over time.

Angular acceleration (α) is defined as α = Δω / Δt, analogous to linear acceleration in its relationship with change over time.

The relationship for angular velocities is given by ωf² = ωo² + 2αθ, akin to the linear motion equations, useful for rotational dynamics.

Angular displacement can be found using Δθ = ½(ωf + ωo)Δt, similar to calculating linear displacement with initial and final velocities.

Tangential velocity (Vf) in circular motion is determined by Vf = rω, linking radius and angular velocity (must be in radians).

The center of mass velocity (Vcm) is Vcm = rω, valid for rolling objects where there is no slipping.

For objects in circular motion, the total force is expressed as ΣF = mac, relating the sum of forces to mass and centripetal acceleration.

Moment of inertia (I) is given by I = Σmr², calculating an object’s resistance to angular acceleration based on its mass distribution.

Conservation of angular momentum is represented by ΣLo = ΣLf, emphasizing that the total angular momentum remains constant if net external torque equals zero.

Beat frequency (Fbeat) is calculated as Fbeat = F1  F2 and occurs when two similar frequency sounds combine, creating audible beats.

Electric charge (q) is calculated using q = ne, where n represents the excess number of charges, and e is the elementary charge.

The electric potential difference (Δv) is determined by Δv = ΔPEelectric / q, relating change in electric potential energy to the charge involved.
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