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Physics Review for someone who hasn't taken Physics

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by calvinhobbes, May 26, 2008.

  1. calvinhobbes

    calvinhobbes Member 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2006
    Hi everyone, what would you all suggest to buy for Physics MCAT review? I am taking the MCAT this summer, and have completed all the pre-reqs except Physics. What would you guys suggest; is EK the way to go?

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  3. physics junkie

    physics junkie 5+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Did you take AP physics in high school? Or did you study physics in high school internationally? I'm afraid physics isn't one of those classes you can do without for the MCAT...
  4. nothing123

    nothing123 7+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2008
    I've heard good things about NOVA Physics and The Berkeley Review.
  5. hkmedbound

    hkmedbound severe case of MCAT'itis 2+ Year Member

    May 17, 2008
    I never took physics (not even in highschool), and pulled off a 10 in PS my first go at the MCAT so it is definately possible.

    I used the Kaplan material which I found helpful. Don't worry if you don't have the pre-reqs. Its totally possible to teach your self all the material in time.

  6. calvinhobbes

    calvinhobbes Member 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2006

    How is EK for Physics?
  7. jamesrick80

    jamesrick80 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Because you haven't taken physics, I would recommend Nova Physics only. If you had taken physics, you could do berkeley or EK physics.
  8. Esteban

    Esteban Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I took physics I, not physics II, will take 7/8/08 test. What I am doing is using the NOVA Physics book for initial learning (this book is awesome for those who are weak in or new to physics, I am the former) and the Berkeley Review for practice problems.

    From the AAMC tests I've taken, what I find is that NOVA Physics is a bit easier, BR Physics is much harder! Good luck!
  9. calvinhobbes

    calvinhobbes Member 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2006
    I have purchased the Nova book.

    Thanks for all the advice everyone. :)

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