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Unformatted text preview: 1 January 10, 2012 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 1 Physics for Scientists & Engineers 1 Physics for Scientists & Engineers 1 Spring Semester 2012 Lecture 2  Math Primer January 10, 2012 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 2 Geometry Geometry A = area, V = volume, C = circumference (or perimeter) January 10, 2012 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 3 Functions Functions Direct proportionality • • Slope: a Linearly relation • • Slope: a • Intercept: b y x y ax ∝ = y ax b = + January 10, 2012 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 4 Functions(2) Functions(2) Inverse proportionality • Hyperbola • Inverse square • C y xy C x = = 2 C y x = January 10, 2012 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 5 Functions(3) Functions(3) Quadratic • Parabola • • a is constant • General form: Square root relation • Shape of the curve is a parabola • • not a function 2 2 y x y a x ∝ = y x y a x ∝ = 2 y ax bx c = + + January 10, 2012 Physics for Scientists&Engineers 1 6 Trigonometry Trigonometry...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course PHY 183 taught by Professor Wolf during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
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