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Equations and Formulas for Physics Help
Introduction An equation is a mathematical expression containing two parts, one on the lefthand side of an equals sign (=) and the other on the righthand side. A formula is an equation used for the purpose of deriving a ...
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OneVariable FirstOrder Equations for Physics Help
Introduction In algebra, it is customary to classify equations according to the highest exponent, that is, the highest power to which the variables are raised. A onevariable firstorder equation , also called a firstorder ...
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OneVariable SecondOrder Equations for Physics Help
Introduction A onevariable secondorder equation , also called a secondorder equation in one variable or, more often, a quadratic equation , can be written in the following standard form:
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OneVariable HigherOrder Equations for Physics Help
Introduction As the exponents in singlevariable equations become larger and larger, finding the solutions becomes an ever more complicated and difficult business. In the olden days, a lot of insight, guesswork, and tedium were involved in ...
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Vector Arithmetic for Physics Help
Introduction A vector has two independently variable properties: magnitude and direction. Vectors are used commonly in physics to represent phenomena such as force, velocity, and acceleration. In contrast, real numbers, also called ...
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Equations, Formulas, And Vectors for Physics Practice Test
Review the following concepts if needed: Equations and Formulas for Physics Help
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Subscripts, Superscripts, Exponents for Physics Help
Introduction Subscripts are used to modify the meanings of units, constants, and variables. A subscript is placed to the right of the main character (without spacing), is set in smaller type than the main character, and is set below the ...
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Scientific Notation for Physics Practice Test
Review the following concepts if needed: Subscripts, Superscripts, Exponents for Physics Help
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Rectangular Coordinates for Physics Help
Introduction Graphs are diagrams of the functions and relations that express phenomena in the physical world. There are all kinds of graphs; the simplest are twodimensional drawings. The most sophisticated graphs cannot be envisioned even by the most astute human ...
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The Polar Plane for Physics Help
The Polar Plane The polar coordinate plane is an alternative way of expressing the positions of points and of graphing equations and relations in two dimensions. The independent variable is plotted as the distance or radius r ...
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