Some simple formulas:

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Formulas that will calculate:

Velocity

Centripetal Acceleration

Collisions

 

Calculating Velocity:

Velocity =

 

 

Velocity =

(These formulas calculate the velocity if you know the distance an object falls.)

 

 

Calculating Centripetal Acceleration:

Centripetal Acceleration =

 

 

Centripetal Acceleration =

(Both of these formulas calculate how fast an object accelerates toward the center of a curved path.)

Centripetal Acceleration Example

 

Collisions:

mv (object 1) = mv (object 1) + mv (object 2)

 

(This is a conservation of momentum formula. Use it when one object crashes into another.)

 

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