# PHYS 1110/2010 Midterm 2 Study Guide

## Quick recap of Force Problems

Write down knowns + unknowns

Draw a picture

Choose a coordinate system + Usually x is horizontal, y is vertical + For ramps choose x to be down the ramp and y to be perpendicular to the ramp

Draw a free body diagram!!

Write down sum of forces from tree body diagram

6. Is the acceleration in the x or y direction 0?

7. Use force equations to solve for unknowns!

## Work + Energy

Work-Energy Theorem:

"Work done equals change in kinetic energy"

How to calculate work done by forces:

**Work done on an object in circular motion is always zero!**

Conservation of Energy:

“Energy in the beginning equals energy in the end”

If there’s kinetic and potential at the beginning and only kinetic at the end, then:

*Just an example, it won’t always look like this*