AP Physics Cheat Sheet
KINEMATICS
Are there only kinematic variables given/asked for?

FORCES
Are there forces, masses or accelerations given/asked for?

ENERGY
Are you relating a fall or rise to a speed? Are there springs involved? Is there an elastic collision? Is a potential energy graph given? Is force given as a function of x?

MOMENTUM
Is there a collision? Is force given as a function of time?

SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION
Is there a spring or pendulum? Is force proportional to x?

ROTATIONAL KINEMATICS
Are there rotational kinematic variables given/asked for? Are RPMs given?

TORQUES
Are there forces, masses or accelerations given/asked for with rotations or pivots?

ROTATIONAL ENERGY
Are you relating a fall or rise to a speed with something rolling or spinning?

ANGULAR MOMENTUM
Is there a collision with something rotating before or after? Is there a collision with a pivot?

UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION
Are there planets, suns, asteriods, comets, or orbits?
