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## Equations of Kinematics

By Boyang Zhao**For Linear Motion**

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), v_{0} (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**

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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), v_{0} (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:

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