# Ch 1: Mathematics of Physics

Review the mathematics of physics in preparation for the Physics Regents Exam. Our video lessons cover units of measure, trigonometry and vectors, among other physics-related topics.

## Mathematics of Physics - Chapter Summary

Refresh your skills in problem solving using linear equations, and remind yourself how to add vectors through this chapter on the mathematics of physics. Our brief but comprehensive video lessons provide a review of metric system units and conversion, as well as calculations with ratios and proportions. You'll also reexamine sines and cosines, as well as trigonometry and the Pythagorean theorem. Other topics addressed in this chapter include the following:

• Unit conversion and dimensional analysis
• Significant figures and scientific notation
• Understanding vector and scalar quantities
• Combining vectors using graphic and trigonometric methods
• Products of vectors: Dot products and cross products
• Standard units of measure: Newtons, kilowatt-hours, teslas, electron volts and more
• Temperature units: Converting between kelvins and Celsius
• Orders of magnitude
• Slopes and tangents on a graph

If you're a New York high school student, use these video lessons to help you prepare for the Physics Regents Exam. These video presentations were crafted by a team of experienced professional educators, and they typically can be viewed in less than 10 minutes. Each video is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz that can help you measure your mastery of the mathematics of physics.

### Physics Regents Exam Objectives

To earn a New York State Regents Diploma, and thus qualify for high school graduation, you need to pass one of four science exams. You can choose from chemistry, earth science, living environment and physics. The Regents Physics Exam contains 85 questions, which are a mix of multiple-choice and written-response.

10 Lessons in Chapter 1: Mathematics of Physics
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