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:
Symbols used in these equations:
|d||Displacement or change in position|
|vo||Original velocity, the velocity at the start of the acceleration|
|vf||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.|
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Displacement and Acceleration
Velocity and Acceleration
Time Independent Acceleration