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I don't think we'll directly be asked to derive anything, but I'm sure we'll need to know how to derive in order to get the equation we need to solve the problem. Knowing how to derive will probably be more helpful than just memorizing.
Since there are equations that are easier to use to solve for some problems that come from derivations from the equations that are given, you technically need to know how to derive them, but I dont think we would be tested on actually deriving them
Dr. Lavelle has stated multiple times that he won't ever ask straight up derivation of equation questions on exams, however do review how and where each equation comes from because a combination of equations might need to be used to come up with the equation you would need for a particular test question.
It is important to understand the origin of the equations, and you could be asked for a derivation on the exam. Understanding the concepts of the derivation may help you answer conceptual questions!
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