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# MCAT Equations

## List of equations from MCAT2015 Content Description

NOTE: This list focuses on equations specifically mentioned in the AAMC's MCAT2015 Content Description.

`F = ma`

## Work done by constant force

`W = Fd cos θ`

## Kinetic energy

`KE = ½mv2`

## Potential energy

`PE = mgh (gravitational, local)`
`PE = ½kx2 (spring)`

## Hydrostatic pressure

`P = ρgh`

## Pascal's law

`ΔP = ρgΔh`

## Continuity equation

`A•v = constant`

## Bernoulli’s equation

`p + ρgy + ½ρv2 = constant`

## Ideal Gas Law

`PV = nRT`

## Boyle's Law

`PV = constant`

## Charles' Law

`V/T = constant`

`V/n = constant`

## Coulomb’s Law

`F = k (Q1Q2/r2)`

## Current

`I = ΔQ/Δt`

## Ohm's Law

`I = V/R`

## Resistivity

`ρ = R•A/L`

`E = hf`

## Snell's Law

`n1 sin θ1 = n2 sin θ2`

## Lens formula

`1/d0 + 1/di = 1/f`

## Ionization of water

`Kw = [H+][OH-] = 10-14 at 25°C, 1 atm`

## Nernst equation

`E = E° - (RT/nF) ln Q`

## Arrhenius Equation

`k = Ae-Ae/RT`

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