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Equation List with description

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Equation List with description PHYS 140

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Equations for up to Exam 2.
College Physics
Dr. Mattson
Class Notes
Algebra, Physics, kinematics, rotational kinematics, Universal Gravitation, Friction, conservative force, nonconservative forces
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Date Created: 10/13/16
2 Kinematics x f x +iv t +xia t x v xf v  xia t x vxf= v  xi2a (x –xx)f i 2 y f y +iv t +yia t y v  = v  + a t 2 2 yf yi y vyf= v  yi2a (y –yy)f i 2  max height = v / 2gyi Newton’s Second Law F = ma  or  a = ΣF / m   Weight and Force of Gravity w = F  =gmg Normal force (a = 0, flat surface) FN = mg Normal force on elevator upward acceleration F N= mg + ma  downward acceleration F N= mg ­ ma Tension when supporting weight of object at rest T = mg Other Tension equations Fnet T −  w = 0  T =  w =  mg        ma = T ­ mg        T = mg + ma Static Friction and Kinetic Friction fs =  μ s N             kk N Hooke’s Law  (k = proportionality constant; ΔL=deformation) F =  kΔL or F = kx Rotational kinematics same as kinematics, but note: remember thumb rule for angular velocity direction replace x with θ,        v with  ω,        a with α  Rotation angle  (Δs = arc length) Δθ = Δs / r Centripetal acceleration (uniform circular motion) a   =  v /r  =  rω   2 c Centripetal force Fc =  ma  c =  mv /r   =  mrω2 2 Centripetal acceleration about a banked path a = gtanθ = v /r) Max velocity to take banked curve  (disregarding friction) tan θ = v /rg      //      θ = tan (v /gr) Relating tangential and angular variables xT = s or speed = rθ    //    v  =Trω    //    a  = Tα 2 2 Net acceleration of circular motion |anet=  (a c+ a ) T ­11 3 ­1 ­2 2   2 2 Universal Gravitational Force  (G = 6.67408 × 10  m  kg  s ) F =  Gm M 1/ r2(G = 6.674Å~10–11 N ⋅ m /kg  ) Calculate gravitational field near surface of large object g = GM / r 2 Keplar’s Law  (ratio of two planetary orbits around sun) T 1/ T  2 r  /1r   23 2 2 3 Keplar’s Law  (relation of satellite orbit about a larger body) T  = 4π  r / GM r  / T  =  GM / 4π 2 Centripetal application to gravitational force  F G= F c  (velocity of satellite, mass of larger object) v =  (GM / 1) Relation of weight of a mass at the surface of the Earth to its  R /(R  + h) 2 E E weight at an orbit that is an altitude h above the surface 2 Escape velocity ½mv  + e(GM m  / r1 =20 + 0    v  = (2GM e r)  2 2 Rotating cylinder g = v /r = rw Work W =  Fd cos θ 2 2 W =  ΔKE = ½mv  ­ ½mv f i  W  = (ΣFcos θ ) Δx = F Δx cos θ total i  i net net Derivation of kinetic energy in relation to work W = FΔx = ma(vt + ½ati) 2 Change in potential energy due to gravity U G (uniform gravitational field)= GPE = ΔPE   =  mgh Gravitational field starts to drop (0 is max value) U = ­GM m  / r G  1 2 Object descends without friction ΔKE = −ΔPE g 2 Potential energy of spring PE s  = ½kx    Mechanical energy for conservative force KE + PE KE i + PE i = KE f + PE f Nonconservative force W nc = ΔKE + ΔPE KE i + PE i + W nc  = KE f + PE f Conservation of Energy  (OE = all other forms of energy) KE i + PE i + W nc  + OE i = KE f + PE f  + OE f Energy E = KE + GPE + Elastic PE Work done by other forces ΔKE + ΔPE Work done by gravity    W G F ΔG cos0 = mg Δh = ­GPE   (change in y is negative)  Work done by any particular conservative force W con PE Power P =  W /  t          P = ΔE / t


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