Previously you studied how physics has a special language in the form of variables. These variables form equations that are used to answer questions about the properties, characteristics, and behavior of motion. Below is a chart that will help you explore some of these equations. As you explore these equations, answer the following questions in your notes.

- How are the displacement equation and the time equation similar?
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The equations both use the delta sign and include the symbols for final (f) and initial (i). - How are the velocity and acceleration equation related?
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You have to solve for velocity before solving for acceleration. -
How are the variables of velocity, displacement, acceleration, and time related in the kinematics equations?
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Each of the variables plays a role in other equations. - How might understanding the relationships between variables and equations help you when trying to solve physics problems?
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You may need to solve an equation for one variable in order to solve a different equation for another variable.

For the definitions of the variables, click the definition button, and for examples, click on the example button in the table.

Now that you have had an opportunity to look at the kinematics equations, you will explore how these equations are seen visually on graphs.