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What are these velocity formulas used for?

  1. Aug 31, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I copied these formulas down that my professor had written on the board, but I have no
    idea how they may apply to velocity or acceleration.

    2. Relevant equations

    v=at+v0

    v-v0=a(t-t0)

    v1=10(1)+0 = 10 m/s I believe that the 10 represents gravity, but don't know what the (1)+0 is for. Also, what does the V1 indicate?

    He had V0 written off to the side by itself and I think he said something about it being where an object started at rest, but I don't remember what he said and I didn't have a chance to ask because he was quickly onto the next topic.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I'm trying to make sense of everything I copied down from the blackboard, but I don't recall anything about these items. If anyone can help I do appreciate it. Thank you very much.


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  3. Aug 31, 2010 #2

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    v=v0+at
    v = velocity at time t.
    v0 = initial velocity (m/s_
    a= acceleration (m/s2)
    t= time (s)

    More can be found http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/1dkin/u1l6a.cfm" [Broken].
     
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