SAT Physics Subject Test

Introduction

Chapter 1 Math Review

BASIC TRIG REVIEW

VECTORS

Chapter 2 Kinematics

DISPLACEMENT

SPEED AND VELOCITY

ACCELERATION

UNIFORMLY ACCELERATED MOTION and THE BIG FIVE

KINEMATICS WITH GRAPHS

FREE FALL

PROJECTILE MOTION

Chapter 2 Review Questions

Chapter 3 Newton’s Laws

THE FIRST LAW

THE SECOND LAW

THE THIRD LAW

NEWTON’S LAW OF GRAVITATION

THE GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION DUE TO AN EXTENDED BODY

WEIGHT

THE NORMAL FORCE

FRICTION

PULLEYS

INCLINED PLANES

Chapter 3 Review Questions

Chapter 4 Work, Energy, and Power

WORK

WORK DONE BY A VARIABLE FORCE

KINETIC ENERGY

THE WORK–ENERGY THEOREM

POTENTIAL ENERGY

GRAVITATIONAL POTENTIAL ENERGY

CONSERVATION OF MECHANICAL ENERGY

Chapter 4 Review Questions

Chapter 5 Linear Momentum

ANOTHER LOOK AT NEWTON’S SECOND LAW

IMPULSE

CONSERVATION OF LINEAR MOMENTUM

COLLISIONS

Chapter 5 Review Questions

Chapter 6 Curved and Rotational Motion

UNIFORM CIRCULAR MOTION

CENTER OF MASS

ROTATION AND TRANSLATION

ROTATIONAL DYNAMICS

TORQUE

EQUILIBRIUM

ANGULAR MOMENTUM

CONSERVATION OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM

ROTATIONAL KINEMATICS

KEPLER’S LAWS

Chapter 6 Review Questions

Chapter 7 Oscillations

SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION (SHM): THE SPRING–BLOCK OSCILLATOR

THE KINEMATICS OF SHM

THE SPRING–BLOCK OSCILLATOR: VERTICAL MOTION

PENDULUMS

Chapter 7 Review Questions

Chapter 8 Electric Forces and Fields

ELECTRIC CHARGE

COULOMB’S LAW

THE ELECTRIC FIELD

CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS

Chapter 8 Review Questions

Chapter 9 Electric Potential and Capacitance

ELECTRICAL POTENTIAL ENERGY

ELECTRIC POTENTIAL

CAPACITANCE

COMBINATIONS OF CAPACITORS

DIELECTRICS

Chapter 9 Review Questions

Chapter 10 Direct Current Circuits

ELECTRIC CURRENTr

RESISTANCE

ELECTRIC CIRCUITS

CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

RESISTANCE–CAPACITANCE (RC) CIRCUITS

Chapter 10 Review Questions

Chapter 11 Magnetic Forces and Fields

THE MAGNETIC FORCE ON A MOVING CHARGE

THE MAGNETIC FORCE ON A CURRENT-CARRYING WIRE

MAGNETIC FIELDS CREATED BY CURRENT-CARRYING WIRES

Chapter 11 Review Questions

Chapter 12 Electromagnetic Induction

MOTIONAL EMF

FARADAY’S LAW OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

Chapter 12 Review Questions

Chapter 13 Waves

TRANSVERSE TRAVELING WAVES

SUPERPOSITION OF WAVES

STANDING WAVES

SOUND WAVES

RESONANCE FOR SOUND WAVES

THE DOPPLER EFFECT

THE DOPPLER EFFECT FOR LIGHT

Chapter 13 Review Questions

Chapter 14 Optics

THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION

REFLECTION AND REFRACTION

THIN LENSES

Chapter 14 Review Questions

Chapter 15 Thermal Physics

TEMPERATURE SCALES

PHYSICAL CHANGES DUE TO HEAT TRANSFER

HEAT TRANSFER

THERMAL EXPANSION

THE KINETIC THEORY OF GASES

THE IDEAL GAS LAW

THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS

Chapter 15 Review Questions

Chapter 16 Modern Physics

THE RUTHERFORD MODEL OF THE ATOM

PHOTONS AND THE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT

THE BOHR MODEL OF THE ATOM

WAVE–PARTICLE DUALITY

NUCLEAR PHYSICS

RADIOACTIVITY

NUCLEAR REACTIONS

SPECIAL RELATIVITY

CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS

Chapter 16 Review Questions

Chapter 17 Solutions to the Chapter Review Questions

Chapter 18 Practice SAT Physics Subject Test 1

Chapter 19 Answers and Explanations to Practice SAT Physics Subject Test 1

Chapter 20 Practice SAT Physics Subject Test 2

Chapter 21 Answers and Explanations to Practice SAT Physics Subject Test 2