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Is It True That There's No Physics 2 On Mcat

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by hsperson, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. hsperson

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    Is it true that there's no physics 2 on the MCAT? I guess what I'm getting at is: can I take it after only taking Physics 1? Thank you.
     
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    omfg!! who told you that because they are not your friend
     
  3. A full year's worth of physics is fair game on the MCAT. But you of course won't have questions on every single topic.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Physics 2 is on there...trust me.
     
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    The MCAT is pretty much all physics 2 or at least mine was. Unless your a physics superstar and can teach yourself the physics 2 material it would be a real foolish move to take the MCAT without the course
     
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    moving to the MCAT forum...
     
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  8. mine was totally all physics 2, gotta love those circuits!
     
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    yep, tons of circuits + e&m
     
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    elelectricity, magnetism, optics...hell yeah its ont here
     
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    Mine was Phys 1 heavy, but still Phys 2 was in force!
     
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    What the hell is physics 1 and physics 2>? Courses are different at every school. Maybe physics 2 means physics for physics Gods. Then again, it could mean physics for pre-schoolers. Who knows!?
     
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    Physics I and II are fairly standarized at most schools. Physics I usually means basic kinematics, Newton's laws, force/momentum, etc. Physics II usually means electricity, magnetism, circuits, quantum mechs/relativity.
     
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    I agree - this is the typical breakdown. But, need to include optics in Physics II topics - optics seems to be an MCAT favorite! I hate to join the chorus of laughter... but I cracked-up when I saw this thread. My MCAT was **all** Physics II - not a single kinematics question.

    Anyway, as to whether or not you can take the MCAT without Physics II - of course you can. Depending on what questions you get on your form, you might get away with it and you might get nailed. You could try self-study. I've come to believe, though, that the MCAT is tough enough without being deficient in basic courses. I don't recommend it.
     

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