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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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