PHY 132: Things to Know:

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PHY 132: Things to Know: The following things were deliberately left off of the "Tables and Formulas" handout, because you should know them. Newton's 3 rd law: If A exerts a force on B, then B exerts an equal and opposite force on A.

Weight: W = mg Kinetic energy: KE = ½mv 2 Total mechanical energy: E = KE + U (U = potential energy) T = 1/f (T = period, f = frequency) Pressure: P = F/A (F = force, A = area) Ideal gas law: PV = nRT _____________________________________________________________________________ sec. 2:

U E U E

Definition of potential: V =

q

( Potential difference: ΔV =

q

) _____________________________________________________________________________ sec. 4:

dq q

Definition of current: I =

dt

= rate of positive charge flow.

Q

(I =

t

if current is constant) Definition of capacitance: C =

V

Ohm's law: V = IR _____________________________________________________________________________ sec. 7:  Direction of

B

is direction a compass needle points. _____________________________________________________________________________ sec. 14: Second law of thermodynamics: Entropy never spontaneously decreases. When applied to heat flow, this is equivalent to: Heat flows spontaneously only from higher temperature to lower temperature objects.

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