MCAT Physics and Math Review

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

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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

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Chapter 8: Light and Optics

8.1 Electromagnetic Spectrum

8.2 Geometrical Optics

8.3 Diffraction

8.4 Polarization

Conclusion

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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

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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

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