MCAT Physics and Math Review

Chapter 1: Kinematics and Dynamics

  1.1 Units

  1.2 Vectors and Scalars

  1.3 Displacement and Velocity

  1.4 Forces and Acceleration

  1.5 Newton’s Laws

  1.6 Motion with Constant Acceleration

  1.7 Mechanical Equilibrium

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 2: Work and Energy

  2.1 Energy

  2.2 Work

  2.3 Mechanical Advantage

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 3: Thermodynamics

  3.1 Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

  3.2 Systems

  3.3 First Law of Thermodynamics

  3.4 Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 4: Fluids

  4.1 Characteristics of Fluids and Solids

  4.2 Hydrostatics

  4.3 Fluid Dynamics

  4.4 Fluids in Physiology

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 5: Electrostatics and Magnetism

  5.1 Charges

  5.2 Coulomb’s Law

  5.3 Electrical Potential Energy

  5.4 Electrical Potential

  5.5 Special Cases in Electrostatics

  5.6 Magnetism

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 6: Circuits

  6.1 Current

  6.2 Resistance

  6.3 Capacitance and Capacitors

  6.4 Meters

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 7: Waves and Sound

  7.1 General Wave Characteristics

  7.2 Sound

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 8: Light and Optics

  8.1 Electromagnetic Spectrum

  8.2 Geometrical Optics

  8.3 Diffraction

  8.4 Polarization

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 9: Atomic and Nuclear Phenomena

  9.1 The Photoelectric Effect

  9.2 Absorption and Emission of Light

  9.3 Nuclear Binding Energy and Mass Defect

  9.4 Nuclear Reactions

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 10: Mathematics

  10.1 Arithmetic and Significant Figures

  10.2 Exponents and Logarithms

  10.3 Trigonometry

  10.4 Problem-Solving

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 11: Reasoning About the Design and Execution of Research

  11.1 The Scientific Method

  11.2 Basic Science Research

  11.3 Human Subjects Research

  11.4 Ethics

  11.5 Research in the Real World

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions

Chapter 12: Data-Based and Statistical Reasoning

  12.1 Measures of Central Tendency

  12.2 Distributions

  12.3 Measures of Distribution

  12.4 Probabilitys

  12.5 Statistical Testing

  12.6 Charts, Graphs, and Tables

  12.7 Applying Data

  Conclusion

  Practice Questions


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