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Equations of Kinematics

By Boyang Zhao

For Linear Motion

equation of kinematics
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Equations of linear kinematics for constant linear acceleration can be used to solve physics problems. Five variables are concerned: x (displacement), a (acceleration), v (final velocity), v0 (initial velocity), and t (time). When three of these variables are given, one of the equations (shown right) can be used to solve a needed variable:

For Rotational Motion
equation of rotational kinematics
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Similarly, equations of rotational kinematics for constant angular acceleration are useful in solving rotational motion problems. The variables needed for the equations include θ (angular displacement), α (angular acceleration), ω (final angular velocity), v0 (initial angular velocity), and t (time). When three of these variables are given, one of the equations shown below can be used to solve a needed variable:

Last updated: Thu Aug 31 2006 8:59:23 GMT
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