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Other Coordinate Systems for Physics Help
Introduction Here are some other coordinate systems that you are likely to encounter in your journeys through the world of physics. Keep in mind that the technical details are simplified for this presentation. As you gain experience using ...
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Graphing Schemes for Physics Practice Test
Review the following concepts if needed: Rectangular Coordinates for Physics Help
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Fundamental Rules of Geometry for Physics Help
Fundamental Rules The fundamental rules of geometry are used widely in physics and engineering. These go all the way back to the time of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, who used geometry to calculate the diameter of the earth and the ...
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Triangles for Physics Help
Introduction If it’s been a while since you took a course in plane geometry, perhaps you think of triangles when the subject is brought up. Maybe you recall having to learn all kinds of theoretical proofs concerning triangles using ...
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Quadrilaterals for Physics Help
Introduction A foursided geometric figure that lies in a single plane is called a quadrilateral . There are several classifications and various formulas that apply to each. Here are some of the more common formulas that can be useful ...
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Surface Area and Volume for Physics Help
Introduction Let’s go from two dimensions to three. Here are some formulas for surface areas and volumes of common geometric solids. The threespace involved is flat ; that is, it obeys the laws of euclidean geometry. These ...
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Logarithms for Physics Help
Introduction A logarithm (sometimes called a log ) is an exponent to which a constant is raised to obtain a given number. Suppose that the following relationship exists among three real numbers a , and x , ...
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Exponential Functions for Physics Help
Introduction An exponential is a number that results from the raising of a constant to a given power. Suppose that the following relationship exists among three real numbers a, x , and y :
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Trigonometric Functions for Physics Help
Introduction There are six basic trigonometric functions . They operate on angles to yield real numbers and are known as sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, secant , and cotangent . In formulas and equations, they are ...
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Trigonometric Identities for Physics Help
Introduction The following paragraphs depict common trigonometric identities for the circular functions. Unless otherwise specified, these formulas apply to angles θ and ϕ in the standard range as follows:
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