Blueprint MCAT Blog: MCAT Physics

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Identifying Methodological Flaws in Studies
One of the things that really surprises students about the MCAT is the heavy focus on how experiments are set up and ran. This can really catch a student off-guard, as most undergrad courses don’t really emphasize this. But from the point of view of the AAMC, it’s obvious that they want to test this. In order to be a good doctor, you need to be able to understand the quickly changing research that is coming from our more... READ MORE
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MCAT Physics (Waves) Super Review – November 2018
Many students find physics to be a difficult section because many high-yield topics fall under this umbrella. During this session, one of our course instructors, Phil, will conduct a review of physics strategies, with a focus on Waves. Since we encourage an open conversation during our webinars, Phil also took time to answer students’ questions READ MORE
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MCAT Physics – Light Behavior
A ray of light traveling through air hits a pane of glass with known refractive index. What information is required in order to calculate the angle of refraction? a) Planck’s constant and the speed of light b) the specific gravity of the glass c) the angle of incidence d) the density of air and the READ MORE
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MCAT Physics – Doppler Effect
Radar guns used to detect the speed of motorists relies on the principles of sound and Doppler effect. All of the following measurements may be utilized to calculate the relative velocity of a motor vehicle EXCEPT: A.    Speed of sound in air B.    Period of the wave emitted C.    Density of the air D.    Frequency READ MORE
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MCAT Physics – Sound Wave Behavior
A source emits a sound from one medium with a certain velocity, intensity, frequency and wavelength. When the sound exits the first medium and enters a denser medium, all of the following changes EXCEPT: A.    velocity B.    intensity C.    frequency D.    wavelength READ MORE
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MCAT Physics – Snell’s Law
A beam of light in a liquid medium with a refractive index of 2 passes through a glass medium with a refractive index of 1.5. Assuming internal reflection does not occur, which of the following comparisons is true? READ MORE