Kinematics

Warm up conceptually to kinematics with the question drill for kinematics conceptual vocabulary. You can also ensure familiarity with the basic terms by completing the fundamental terms crossword puzzle. Here is the solution.

Study the kinematics chapter of the physics cards. The physics videos rely on this content fairly heavily, so it may be helpful to make it through at least one cycle before watching the video for kinematics.

Study our conceptual chapter for kinematics. Perform the practice items. Here is the answer key.

ExamKrackers Physics, read pp. 1-9 and pp. 11-17. Perform practice items 1-8 on pg. 10 and 9-16 on pp. 18-19. As you read and study, with each presentation of a new formula, take a moment and practice getting into the habit of imagining what the formula is representing in a common sense way. Picture a simplest model system you can and try putting the formula into everyday language.

Review the web resources for kinematics at the topic level in the learning center. Click the next topic arrows to scroll through the topic level. The HyperPhysics links in this chapter are highly recommended, as are the PY105 notes.

Dynamics

Warm up with a question drill for dynamics conceptual vocabulary. To make sure you have the basic vocabulary down try to complete the fundamental terms crossword puzzle without pausing. Here is the solution to the puzzle.

Study the physics cards for Newton's laws.

Study the WikiPremed Newton's laws chapter. Perform the kinematics practice items. Here is the answer key for the problem set.

In ExamKrackers Physics, read pp. 20-27 and pp. 31-37. Perform practice items 17-24 on pg. 28 and 25-32 on pp. 38-39.

Finish your main progression work on dynamics with a review tour of the web resources suggested at the subtopic level within the science outlines on this site. HyperPhysics is highly recommended, as are the PY105 notes. The Monterey multimedia presentations are excellent, especially if physics has not been a strength in the past.

Work, Energy, and Power

Warm up with the question drill to make sure you have the work & energy conceptual vocabulary down pat. Complete the fundamental terms crossword puzzle. Here is the solution to the puzzle.

Study the physics cards for work & energy.

Study the work & energy conceptual chapter. Perform the practice items. Here is the answer key for the problem set.

In ExamKrackers Physics, read pp. 40-48 and pp. 50-53. Perform practice items 33-40 on pg. 49 and 41-48 on pp. 54-55.

Finish your main progression work with a review tour of the work & energy web resources.

Harmonic Motion

Make sure you are familiar with the basic terminology for harmonic motion using the question server. Complete the fundamental terms Crossword Puzzle without pausing. Here is the Solution to the puzzle.

Study the physics cards for harmonic motion.

Read pg. 27 in Examkrackers Physics.

Take a tour of the harmonic motion web resources.

Elasticity

Study the basic terminology for elasticity using the question server. Complete the fundamental terms crossword puzzle. Here is the solution to the puzzle.

Study the physics cards for elasticity.

Study the elasticity chapter. Perform the practice items. Here is the answer key for the problem set.

Take a review tour of the elasticity web resources.

Fluid Mechanics

Review the basic terms for fluid mechanics using the question server. Complete the fundamental terms crossword puzzle. Here is the solution to the puzzle.

Study the physics cards for fluid mechanics.

Study the fluid mechanics conceptual chapter. Perform the practice items. Here is the answer key for the problem set.

In ExamKrackers Physics, read pp. 57-67, pp. 70-74, and pp. 76-78. Perform practice items 49-56 on pp. 68-69, practice items 57-64 on pg. 75 and practice items 65-72 on pp. 79-80.

Take a review tour of the fluid mechanics web resources.

Waves

Review the basic terms for waves using the question server. Complete the fundamental terms crossword puzzle. Here is the solution to the puzzle.

Study the waves conceptual chapter. Perform the practice items. Here is the answer key for the problem set.

Study the physics cards for waves.

   In ExamKrackers Physics, read pp. 109-127 and perform practice items 97-104 on pg. 128.

Take a review tour of the waves web resources.

Bird's Eye View

Perform a memory drill for outlining physics. Work until you can say the missing topic five times in a row. Show you can reproduce the outline in full on a blank sheet of paper.

Browse Examkrackers Physics from beginning to end. Study the table of contents. Read the bold headings and the formulas. Look at the figures. Get a comprehensive picture of the scope of Physics. (You can do this assignment just as well using other learning materials, such as those from Berkeley, Kaplan or TPR).

Take a tour of physics by scrolling through the individual learning goals for all of physics in sequential mode at the My Goals Portal. Make your best estimate of your current level of comfort by entering a proficiency value for each goal as you proceed. This exercise will give you a comprehensive picture of physics and train your mind to the challenge ahead. This task should take approximately one hour.

Knowledge Mapping

Carefully study the interdisciplinary discussions associated with the Module 1 topics of kinematics, dynamics, work & energy, harmonic motion, fluid mechanics, and waves. Pause as you read to think about the conceptual bridges between the topics associated with it, listed on the left. Visit the chapter outlines of each topic to help visualize the subject matter. How are the different scientific ideas related to the discussion?

Review the concept map from MCAT Masters to help you picture the relationships of the scientific ideas and structure your knowledge base.

Psychology & Sociology

Study Chapter 1 in Essential Concepts in Psychology & Sociology or in the online version. Practice with your flashcards until you are confident in your understanding and retention.

In ExamKrackers Biology, read pp. 37-46. Perform practice items 25-32 on pg. 47.

Browse the nervous system web resources to reinforce your understanding of nervous system physiology.

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

To get your reading practice established, perform at least ninety minutes of challenging nonfiction reading from a variety of sources.