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Topics in Physics II?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by AsianThunder88, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. AsianThunder88

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    Hey guys,

    I'm going to be doing a little prep work for Physics II this spring semester. However, I'm a little unsure as to what topics exactly are generally included in the class. I did a quick google search, but I'm not really finding anything concrete. Last semester, the units we covered include:

    Kinematics (1,2,3 dimensions) + vectors
    Newton's Laws
    Friction, Circular motion,
    Gravitation
    Work + Energy
    conservation of energy
    Linear momentum, rotation motion, Angular momentum
    Fluids, oscillations, SHM
    and some Thermodynamic stuff

    So basically just wondering if you guys knew what main topics are covered.
    Thanks
     
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  3. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more
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    Look it up on your course catalog.

    Off the top of my head:
    everything to do with electromagnetism (electrostatics, circuits, etc.)
    light/waves
    nuclear physics
    quantum mechanics

    i'm sure i'm missing a lot
     
  4. katarina90

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    Hey, me too! : ) I've actually finished most of the reading for next semester, so I'm flipping through my notes and here's my recap:

    -Waves (Longitudinal, Transverse, Standing)
    -Linear Superposition and Interference
    -Electric Forces and Fields
    -Electric Potential Energy
    -Circuits
    -Resistance and Resistivity
    -Series and Parallel Wiring (plus Kirchoffs Rules)
    -Current and Voltage
    -Magnetic Forces and Fields
    -Induced Electromagnetic Fields and Induced Current
    -Alternating Current Circuits
    -Electromagnetic Waves
    -Refraction of Light (Mirrors, Lenses, Optics)
    -Special Relativity
    -Atoms (Structure, Properties, Radioactivity)
    -Radiation (Ionizing Radiation, Elementary Particles, Biological Effects of)

    *Yours might vary though, so keep that in mind..
     
  5. AsianThunder88

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    alright awesome!

    Thanks a lot for the help!
     
  6. NAVYLABTECH08

    NAVYLABTECH08 DA DOCTOR IS HERE
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    electricity & magnetism (charges etc)
    Ohms law (conduction and resistance)
    light & lenses (i.e snell law)
    quantum physics (planeck's equation, De Broglie Wavelength, relativity, etc.)
    wavelengths & doppler effect

    I think that all the stuff in part 2 that is somewhat tested on mcat
     
  7. IndianVercetti

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    Same here.. I'm also doing some reading this winter. Pretty much all the main topics were said. I don't know if we'll remember all the details going into the semester, but it's always good to have seen the material once already (plus having notes prepared).

    If you're really determined about this, you might consider emailing the teacher, to casually ask what chapters are within the scope of the syllabus (assuming you already have the textbook from Physics 1). Some people might say this is being a 'gunner,' but it's really your call.

    Good luck!
     

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