# Help form any one study physics in english

help!!form any one study physics in english

hi Im a new collage studant and this is my first year in mechanical engineering but we studied physics in arabic including the symboles in school and when I went to the collage I was shaked beacause they changed the symboles to enghlish so if anyone could write the main physics symboles in english please heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!!!

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your post is way to general to get any real help. mechanical engineering covers a huge amount of physics, people could sit here all night giving the conventional symbols for equations/constans - so the best answer I can give you is to look at your texts and google.

the physics symbols i faced not just a normal english words most of them i dont have on my keyboard
take this symbols for example:
http://www.4shared.com/photo/lGv2dOe7/1_online.html
i dont want all symbols in physics i just want the main important symbols

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v usually velocity or final velocity
u usually initial velocity
$$\lambda$$ is usually wavelength
c is speed of light
$$\pi$$ is always constant 3.14
$$\mu$$ can be heaps of different things depending on context

just a random selection of some commenly used symbols/constants
symbols are often used for several different things but you should be able to pick it up.

heres a comprehensive list of greek letters commonly used in maths and physics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_letters_used_in_mathematics,_science,_and_engineering

v usually velocity or final velocity
u usually initial velocity
$$\lambda$$ is usually wavelength
c is speed of light
$$\pi$$ is always constant 3.14
$$\mu$$ can be heaps of different things depending on context

just a random selection of some commenly used symbols/constants
symbols are often used for several different things but you should be able to pick it up.

heres a comprehensive list of greek letters commonly used in maths and physics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_letters_used_in_mathematics,_science,_and_engineering
thank you very much this was really helpful but i had just one question about the example i give do understand this equation and what this two symbols mean
the two symbols:http://www.4shared.com/photo/KTOk0Szh/2_online.html

what have you been studying? from memory epsilon can be permitivity but no not totally sure sorry. the symbols are epsilon and mu subscript o if that helps.

what have you been studying? from memory epsilon can be permitivity but no not totally sure sorry. the symbols are epsilon and mu subscript o if that helps.
i didnt start studying yet(i have been in collage for just five days) but i know this about light and maxwell theory

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sqrt(1/$$\mu$$*$$\epsilon$$) using the exact values will give the speed of light or any electromagnetic wave in in a vacuum. I would't worry about the symbols much this early on they will tell you what the symbols are when you come across them!

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thank you very much this was really helpful but i had just one question about the example i give do understand this equation and what this two symbols mean
the two symbols:http://www.4shared.com/photo/KTOk0Szh/2_online.html
εo = 8.85 × 10-12 C2 / N·m2 is the permittivity of free space.
μ0 = 4π × 10-7 N/A2 is the permeability of free space.

t is time
x, y, z are position coordinates in 3-dimensional space
f seems to be a general function of x & t or perhaps x,y,z & t
E is electric field, Ex is the x-component of electric field
ε and μ are the relative permittivity and relative permeability, respectively, of some material. The are both unitless.

thank you guys for your help

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