# Wright State University Lake Campus/University Physics Volume 1/Equations

Material customized for the first semester course at WSU Lake in **green**

## Contents

### Math[edit]

Metric prefixes on page 5.

▭ Arclength ▭ radius

▭ (in radians)

▭ Circumference of circle

▭ Area of circle

▭ Area of sphere

▭ Volume of sphere

▭

### Mechanics[edit]

##### Symbols[edit]

▭ Position

▭ Line element (better than )

▭ Velocity [m/s]

▭ Acceleration [m/s]

▭ Force [N], Mass [kg], Acceleration [m/s^{2}]

▭ Friction force [N] *or* frequency [Hz=s^{−1}]

▭ (static, kinetic) coefficient of friction

▭ normal force

▭ gravitational constant (Earth: *9.8m/s ^{2}*)

Universal gravitational constant G≈6.67×10−11

m

^{3}·kg

^{−1}·s

^{−2}

▭ Work [J=Nm=kg(m/s)

^{2}]

▭ Power [W=J/s]

▭ Momentum

▭ Pressure (N/m

^{2})

▭ Kinetic (Potential) Energy [J=Nm=Ws]

▭ Potential energy (gravity, spring)

▭ defines spring constant [N/m]

▭ Tension [N]

*or*period [s]

*or*temperature [K]

▭ Heat [J=Ws]

▭ Angle (radians)

▭ Angular velocity (speed) [s

^{−1}]

▭ Angular acceleration [s

^{−2}]

▭ Moment of inertia

▭ Torque ▭ Angular momentum

##### Kinematics[edit]

Linear motion | Rotational motion | Defining equation |
---|---|---|

Displacement = | Angular displacement = | |

Velocity = | Angular velocity = | |

Acceleration = | Angular acceleration = | |

Mass = | Moment of Inertia = | |

Force = | Torque = | |

Momentum= | Angular momentum= | |

Kinetic energy = | Kinetic energy = |

Vector notation | Component notation |
---|---|

Free fall: |

Linear motion | Angular motion |
---|---|

##### Equations[edit]

▭
▭ ▭

▭

▭

▭ is power

▭ Momentum

▭

▭ Inelastic collision

▭ frequency-period

▭ centripetal acceleration

▭ statics

▭ friction

▭ Newtonian gravity

▭ Newtonian gravity

▭ planet's surface gravity

#### Fluid_Mechanics[edit]

▭ Pressure

Buoyant force equals weight of the displaced fluid. If is the weight of a cylindrical object, the displaced volume is

▭ and ▭

▭ Pressure vs depth/height (constant density)

#### Oscillations[edit]

▭ Simple harmonic motion

▭ , where and is spring constant

▭ Energy

#### Physics of hearing (extracted from Physics equations)[edit]

- speed of sound (T in Kelvins). where
- Speed of a stretched string wave: is the tension and is the linear mass density (kilograms per meter).

- relates the frequency, f, wavelength, λ,and the the phase speed, v
_{p}of the wave (also written as v_{w}) This phase speed is the speed of individual crests, which for sound and light waves also equals the speed at which a wave packet travels. - describes the n-th normal mode vibrating wave on a string that is fixed at both ends (i.e. has a node at both ends). The mode number, n = 1, 2, 3,..., as shown in the figure.
- Beat frequency: The frequency of beats heard if two closely space frequencies, and , are played is .
- Musical acoustics: Frequency ratios of 2/1, 3/2, 4/3, 5/3, 5/4, 6/5, 8/5 are called the (just) "octave", "fifth", "fourth", "major-sixth", "major-third", "minor-third", and "minor-sixth", respectively.

### Thermodynamics[edit]

#### Constants and conversions[edit]

**Boltzmann's constant**= k_{B}≈ 1.38 × 10^{-23}J K^{−1}, and the**gas constant**is R = N_{A}k_{B}≈8.314 J K^{−1}mol^{−1}, where N_{A}≈ 6.02 × 10^{23}is the Avogadro number.- Boltzmann's constant can also be written in eV and Kelvins: k
_{B}≈8.6 × 10^{-5}eV/deg, where 1eV=1.602x10^{−19}Joules - converts from Celsius to Kelvins, and converts from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
- 1 amu = 1 u ≈ 1.66 × 10
^{-27}kg is the approximate mass of a proton or neutron.

#### 13-Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and Gas Laws[edit]

- is the
**ideal gas law**, where P is pressure, V is volume, n is the number of moles and N is the number of atoms or molecules. Temperature is in Kelvins.

- is the average translational kinetic energy per "atom" of a 3-dimensional ideal gas.
- is the root-mean-square speed of atoms in an ideal gas.

### 14-Heat and Heat Transfer[edit]

Here it is convenient to define **heat** as energy that passes between two objects of different temperature The SI unit is the Joule. The rate of heat trasfer, or is "power": 1 Watt = 1 W = 1J/s

- is the heat required to change the temperature of a substance of mass, m. The change in temperature is ΔT. The
**specific heat**, c_{S}, depends on the substance (and to some extent, its temperature and other factors such as pressure). Heat is the transfer of energy, usually from a hotter object to a colder one. The units of specfic heat are*energy/mass/degree*, or J/(kg-degree). - is the heat required to change the phase of a a mass, m, of a substance (with no change in temperature). The
**latent heat**, L, depends not only on the substance, but on the nature of the phase change for any given substance. L_{F}is called the latent heat of fusion, and refers to the melting or freezing of the substance. L_{V}is called the latent heat of vaporization, and refers to evaporation or condensation of a substance. - is rate of heat transfer for a material of area, A. The difference in temperature between two sides separated by a distance, d, is . The
**thermal conductivity**, k_{c}, is a property of the substance used to insulate, or subdue, the flow of heat.

### 15-Thermodynamics[edit]

- Here, Pressure (P), Energy (E), Volume (V), and Temperature (T) are the state functions.

- The net work done per cycle is the area enclosed by the loop and equals the net heat flow into the system, (valid only for closed loops).
- is the work done on a system of pressure P by a piston of voulume V. If ΔV>0 the substance is expanding as it exerts an outward force, so that ΔW<0 and the substance is doing work on the universe; ΔW>0 whenever the universe is doing work on the system.
- is the amount of heat (energy) that flows into a system. It is positive if the system is placed in a
*heat bath*of higher temperature. If this process is reversible, then the heat bath is at an infinitesimally higher temperature and a finite ΔQ takes an infinite amount of time. - is the change in energy (First Law of Thermodynamics).
- is work done
*on*system. is work (out) per cycle.

## Original (long) formula sheet[edit]

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- The circumference of a circle is and the circle's area is is its area.
- The surface area of a sphere is and sphere's volume is
- 1 kilometer = .621 miles and 1 MPH = 1 mi/hr ≈ .447 m/s
- Typical air density is 1.2kg/m
^{3}, with pressure 10^{5}Pa. The density of water is 1000kg/m^{3}. - Earth's mean radius ≈ 6371km, mass ≈ 6×1024

kg - Universal gravitational constant = G ≈ 6.67×10−11

m^{3}·kg^{−1}·s^{−2} - Speed of sound ≈ 340m/s and the speed of light = c ≈ 3×10
^{8}m/s - One light-year ≈ 9.5×10
^{15}m ≈ 63240AU (Astronomical unit) - 1 amu (or 1 u) ≈ 1.66 × 10
^{-27}kg is the approximate mass of a proton or neutron.... <These 8 equations were added for WSU-L exams>

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**This is a transclusion, added two days before Test 1**

...in advanced notation this becomes .

In free fall we often set, *a _{x}=0* and

*a*. If angle is measured with respect to the x axis:

_{y}= -g

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The x and y components of the three forces of tension on the small grey circle where the three "massless" ropes meet are:

- ,
- ,
- ,

Also transcluded from Physics equations

- relates the radian, degree, and revolution.
- is the number of revolutions per second, called
**frequency**. - is the number of seconds per revolution, called
**period**. Obviously . - is called
**angular frequency**(ω is called omega, and θ is measured in radians). Obviously - is the acceleration of
**uniform circular motion**, where v is speed, and r is radius. - , where T is period.

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#### Sound[edit]

Pressure and displacement fluctuations in a sound wave and

▭ Speed of sound in a fluid , ▭ in a solid , ▭ in an idal gas , ▭ in air

##### Physics of hearing (extracted from Physics equations)[edit]

- is the the approximate speed near Earth's surface, where the temperature, T, is measured in Kelvins. A theoretical calculation is where for a semi-classical gas with degrees of freedom. For a diatomic gas such as Nitrogen, γ = 1.4.
- is the speed of a wave in a stretched string if is the tension and is the linear mass density (kilograms per meter).

- relates the frequency, f, wavelength, λ,and the the phase speed, v
_{p}of the wave (also written as v_{w}) This phase speed is the speed of individual crests, which for sound and light waves also equals the speed at which a wave packet travels. - describes the n-th normal mode vibrating wave on a string that is fixed at both ends (i.e. has a node at both ends). The mode number, n = 1, 2, 3,..., as shown in the figure.
- Beat frequency: The frequency of beats heard if two closely space frequencies, and , are played is .
- Musical acoustics: Frequency ratios of 2/1, 3/2, 4/3, 5/3, 5/4, 6/5, 8/5 are called the (just) "octave", "fifth", "fourth", "major-sixth", "major-third", "minor-third", and "minor-sixth", respectively.

#### Kinetic theory of gasses[edit]

- converts from Celsius to Kelvins, and converts from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
- is the
**ideal gas law**, where is pressure, is volume, is the number of moles and is the number of atoms or molecules. Temperature must be measured on an absolute scale (e.g. Kelvins). **Boltzmann's constant**= ≈ 1.38 × 10^{-23}J K^{−1}, and the**gas constant**is ≈8.314 J K^{−1}mol^{−1}, where ≈ 6.02 × 10^{23}is the Avogadro number. Boltzmann's constant can also be written in eV and Kelvins: k_{B}≈8.6 × 10^{-5}eV/deg.- is the average translational kinetic energy per "atom" of a 3-dimensional ideal gas.
- is the root-mean-square speed of atoms in an ideal gas.
- is the total energy of an ideal gas, where only if the gas is monatomic.

#### Thermodynamics[edit]

- Pressure (P), Energy (E), Volume (V), and Temperature (T) are state variables (state functionscalled state functions). The number of particles (N) can also be viewed as a state variable.
- Work (W), Heat (Q)
**are not state variables.** - , is the entropy of an ideal , monatomic gas. The constant is arbitrary only in classical (non-quantum) thermodynamics. Since it is a function of state variables, entropy is also a state function.

A point on a PV diagram define's the system's pressure (P) and volume (V). Energy (E) and pressure (P) can be deduced from equations of state: E=E(V,P) and T=T(V,P). If the piston moves, or if heat is added or taken from the substance, energy (in the form of work and/or heat) is added or subtracted. If the path returns to its original point on the PV-diagram (e.g., 12341 along the rectantular path shown), and if the process is quasistatic, all state variables (P, V, E, T) return to their original values, and the final system is indistinguishable from its original state.

The net work done per cycle is area enclosed by the loop. This work equals the net heat flow into the system, (valid only for closed loops).

**Remember:** Area *"under"* is the work associated with a path; Area *"inside"* is the total work per cycle.

- is the work done on a system of pressure P by a piston of voulume V. If ΔV>0 the substance is expanding as it exerts an outward force, so that ΔW<0 and the substance is doing work on the universe; ΔW>0 whenever the universe is doing work on the system.
- is the amount of heat (energy) that flows into a system. It is positive if the system is placed in a
*heat bath*of higher temperature. If this process is reversible, then the heat bath is at an infinitesimally higher temperature and a finite ΔQ takes an infinite amount of time. - is the change in energy (First Law of Thermodynamics).

**CALCULUS:** .

- In an isothermal expansion (contraction), temperature, T, is constant. Hence P=nRT/V and substitution yields,