MCAT Physics

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1. What is the formula for "translational motion"?
x=x0+v0t+1/2at2

Where x = distance (meters), v = velocity(meters/sec), a = acceleration(meters/sec/sec or meters/sec2), and t = time(sec).
2. What is the formula for "frictional force"? Where (mu) is the frictional coefficient and Fn is the normal force.
3. Formula for velocity?
v = d / t
4. Formula(s) for distance?
• d = vt
• d = vavg
• d = vinitial t + 1/2 a t2

d = 1/2 a t 2  <--when at rest
5. Formula for velocity when no time avail?
vfinal= vinitial+ 2 a d
6. Velocity formulas for projectile motion?
vyinitial = v sin (theta)

vx = v cos (theta)
7. Time to projectile motion max height?
tup = 0 - vyinitial / g

Where g = gravity
8. Projectile motion max height?
ymax = vyinitial/ 2 * t
9. Formula for weight?
W = mg
10. Formula for force between two objects?
F = G * m1 m2 / r2

Where G = gravitation constant, m1 = mass of 1st object, m2 = mass of 2nd object, and r = radius
11. Formula for centripital acceleration?
a = v2 / r
12. Centripital force?
F = m ac
13. Formula for work?
W = f d

Where force is only in the direction of motion
14. Formula for kinetic energy?
KE = 1/2 mv2
15. Formula for potential energy?
PE = mgh
 Author: geoffro10 ID: 165434 Card Set: MCAT Physics Updated: 2012-08-22 14:08:30 Tags: MCAT physics formulas Folders: Description: MCAT Physics formulas Show Answers: