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Formulas Lite, an invaluable math and science study guide

Formulas Lite is a collection of important information and tools to help students get through some of the tougher subjects in school.

Formulas Lite is a collection of important information and tools to help students get through some of the tougher subjects in school.

The meat of the Formulas Lite app is in the Subjects tab, where you'll find a huge database of must-know formulas for mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Within each of these top-level subjects, formulas are further organized by topic. For instance, under mathematics you'll see formulas organized in branches from algebra to statistics. Under physics, you'll see formulas organized in branches from relativity to torque. Within the chemistry section, you'll also find a functional periodic table that lets you tap on any element to pull up its vital information like atomic weight, and specific gravity.

Beyond the Subjects tab, Formulas Lite offers Calculators, a Translator, and links to References on the Web. While these functions performed admirably, we found ourselves better served by dedicated apps like RealCalc, Google Translate, and WikiDroid. There were, however, a couple of extras that we did enjoy. Facts pulls up one of more than a thousand random, interesting math and science facts at will. And there's a built-in beat-the-timer game called Math Invasion that provides a bit of entertainment.

Overall, we think Formulas Lite is an extremely valuable resource for students studying math, chemistry, or physics. While it does come with a few other functions, make no mistake, its true value lies in its comprehensive lists of must-know formulas.

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