MCAT Physics Syllabus1. MCAT Vectors and Scalars- Definition and properties of vectors and scalars
- Addition and subtraction of vectors
- Scalar and vector products
- Vector resolution and components
2. MCAT Translational Motion and Calculations- Displacement, velocity, and acceleration
- Equations of motion
- Graphical analysis of motion
- Projectile motion
- Uniform circular motion
3. MCAT Force and Newton's Laws of Motion- Newton's laws of motion
- Frictional forces
- Tension and normal forces
- Applications of Newton's laws
4. MCAT Vector Analysis and Forces Acting on an Object- Vector analysis techniques
- Equilibrium of forces
- Forces in two dimensions
- Statics and dynamics of objects
5. MCAT Work and Energy- Work and power
- Kinetic and potential energy
- Conservation of mechanical energy
- Work-energy theorem
- Applications of work and energy principles
6. MCAT Fluids at Rest- Pressure and buoyancy
- Pascal's principle
- Archimedes' principle
- Fluid statics
7. MCAT Fluids in Motion- Fluid dynamics
- Continuity equation
- Bernoulli's equation
- Viscosity and laminar flow
8. MCAT Gas Phase- Ideal gas law
- Gas laws and kinetic theory
- Gas mixtures and partial pressures
- Van der Waals equation
9. MCAT Kinetic Molecular Theory of Gases- Kinetic molecular theory
- Gas behavior and temperature
- Effusion and diffusion of gases
- Real vs. ideal gases
10. MCAT Electrostatics- Electric charge and force
- Coulomb's law
- Electric fields and potential
- Electric potential energy
11. MCAT Current and Resistance- Electric current and circuits
- Ohm's law
- Electrical resistance
- Series and parallel circuits
12. MCAT Capacitors- Capacitance and dielectrics
- Capacitors in series and parallel
- Energy storage in capacitors
- Charging and discharging of capacitors
13. MCAT Magnetism- Magnetic fields and forces
- Magnetic field lines
- Magnetic forces on moving charges
- Applications of magnetism
14. MCAT Sound- Properties of sound waves
- Wave characteristics and behavior
- Doppler effect
- Sound intensity and resonance
15. MCAT Light and Electromagnetic Radiation- Electromagnetic spectrum
- Reflection and refraction of light
- Interference and diffraction of light
- Polarization of light
16. MCAT Thin Lenses- Lens types and properties
- Lens equation and ray diagrams
- Lens combinations and optical instruments
- Aberrations and corrections
17. MCAT Spherical Mirrors- Mirror types and properties
- Mirror equation and ray diagrams
- Mirror combinations and optical instruments
- Aberrations and corrections
18. MCAT Reflection and Refraction- Laws of reflection and refraction
- Total internal reflection
- Snell's law and index of refraction
- Applications of reflection and refraction
This course is helpful for the following exams: MCAT