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The Tau of SUVAT

The Mathematical Ninja twiddled absent-mindedly with the nunchaku he used as a stress toy. "Do you use SUVAT?" asked the student, timidly. The Mathematical Ninja shrugged. "Yeah, I suppose that's one way." He giggled. "I don't know the SUVAT equations, though... I've been meaning to learn them." "I wouldn't bother,"

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Secrets of the Mathematical Ninja: How to be a g-whizz

The gravitational constant, as has been drilled into your head repeatedly, is 9.8 metres per second squared. It’s usually easiest to do all your sums with a $g$ in (I find it better to write $12g$ rather than 117.6, especially when the $g$s all cancel out) — but sometimes, you

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