Kinematic Equations From basic principles and calculus we have some equations that are VERY useful for 1-dimensional physics. LEARN THESE WELL! You must have these down pat to be successful in this course. 1 2 3 When you are given a problem, I recommend looking at the quantity you want to solve for, and the quantities you know. Find an equation where the only unknown is the quantity you want, and solve for that quantity.
Example on Board Suppose I throw a ball up with initial velocity 10m/s, What is the maximum height it reaches? How long does it take to reach this height? What is the position after 0.5 sec?
Block on a table. Kinetic friction is mu_k. Mass is M. If block is moving at constant velocity while being pushed to the right, what must the magnitude of the pushing force be? If I push with 140 N, what is the acceleration of the block? If this acceleration starts from reast, In 6 seconds, what is v?