December 1, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 21)

URL:
http://apple.co/2fgxpTL

Rating:
Strong Points: Convenient reference
Weak Points: Must pay for additional formulas, very basic content

Platform:
iPad/iPhone

Cost:
Free

Summary:

Physics! is an app that provides an accessible collection of basic physics formulas. Divided into different groups like “Falling Objects” and “Newton’s Second Law”, the app provides both the formula itself, including a description of each variable, and the opportunity for users to input their own values to receive a solved output. The free version contains over 20 formulas, including classic equations like those for force and gravitational acceleration. The app also has a paid pro version that comes with an additional 10 formulas, and the opportunity for the user to add in their own custom formulas. The app is convenient for quickly solving basic physics equations without having to fill in everything oneself, though the app is certainly more geared towards physics beginners or people in need of a very basic review of the material.