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In introductory mechanics there are three equations that are used to solve kinematics problems:

These three equations are explained below. For each equation we will:

- Present an
.*introduction* - Understand a
, or*derivation*.*origin* - Use
to*algebra*and*rearrange*the equation for all of its variables.*solve* - Do some random valued
.*multiple-choice problems* - Cover some
and*details*regarding further understanding.*additional information*

Symbols used in these equations:

d | Displacement or change in position |

v_{o} |
Original velocity, the velocity at the start of the acceleration |

v_{f} |
Final velocity, the velocity at the end of the acceleration. |

a | Acceleration, this is a constant acceleration |

t | Time, this is the time period of the acceleration. |

There are many cross links in the discussions that follow.

If you get lost, at the top of each discussion page is a link back to the Home for Equations, which is this page.

So, if you need to, you can always jump back to here for a clear starting point in your navigation.

Displacement and Acceleration

Velocity and Acceleration

Time Independent Acceleration

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