If it's on the test, it's in this book. The Princeton Review’s MCAT Physics and Math Review brings you everything you need to ace the physics and math concepts found on the MCAT, including thorough subject reviews, example practice questions with step-by-step explanations, hundreds of practice problems, and 3 full-length practice tests.Inside this book, you’ll find proven strategies for tackling and overcoming challenging questions, along with all the practice you need to help get the score you want.
The MCAT is undergoing major changes in early 2015. All sections of the test will be getting longer, and the Verbal Reasoning section on the old MCAT is being replaced by Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS), a new section which reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds. MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Review will help students with key CARS topics like structure and pacing, content, ranking passages, annotating and mapping, active reading, and more.
The MCAT is undergoing major changes in early 2015. The test itself will be almost twice as long as its prior incarnation, and future medical students will want even more assistance preparing for this daunting new exam. MCAT Organic Chemistry Review will help them prepare for the organic chemistry material on revised test. The book provides thorough topic reviews of all the general chemistry students need to know, including structures and bonding, substitution and elimination reactions, electrophilic addition reactions, nucleophilic addition and cycloaddition reactions, lab techniques and spectroscopy, and biologically important organic chemistry.
The MCAT is undergoing major changes in early 2015. The test itself will be almost twice as long as its prior incarnation, and future medical students will want even more assistance preparing for this daunting new exam. MCAT General Chemistry Review will help them prepare for the general chemistry material on the revised test. The book provides thorough topic reviews of all the general chemistry students need to know, including chemistry basics, atomic structure, periodic trends and bonding, phases, gases, soluions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and more.
The MCAT is a critical part of the medical school admission process, and it tests more than just knowledge of basic physical and biological sciences. Test-takers need to know absolutely everything, from amino acids and proteins to translational motion to verbal reasoning and more. Princeton Review's Complete MCAT will help students review the necessary content with in-depth coverage of all subjects tested on the exam. This edition is designed to entirely reflect the new exam, including the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills and Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior sections that will be on the MCAT beginning in 2015.
Multiply your chances of success on the ACT Math Test The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute subtest designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade, and is generally considered to be the most challenging section of the ACT. ACT Math For Dummies is an approachable, easy-to-follow study guide specific to the Math section, complete with practice problems and strategies to help you prepare for exam day. Review chapters for algebra, geometry, and trigonometry Three practice tests modeled from questions off the most recent ACT tests Packed with tips, useful information, and strategies ACT Math For Dummies is your one-stop guide to learn, review, and practice for the test!
Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professional exams. Coverage includes: The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications The Foundations of Quantum Physics Vector Notation Spin Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more Your plain-English guide to understanding and working with the micro world Quantum physics – also called quantum mechanics or quantum field theory – can be daunting for even the most dedicated student or enthusiast of science, math, or physics. This friendly, concise guide makes this challenging subject understandable and accessible, from atoms to particles to gases and beyond. Plus, it's packed with fully explained examples to help you tackle the tricky equations like a pro! Compatible with any classroom course – study at your own pace and prepare for graduate or professional exams Your journey begins here – understand what quantum physics is and what kinds of problems it can solve Know the basic math – from state vectors to quantum matrix manipulations, get the foundation you need to proceed Put quantum physics to work – make sense of Schrödinger's equation and handle particles bound in square wells and harmonic oscillators Solve problems in three dimensions – use the full operators to handle wave functions and eigenvectors to find the natural wave functions of a system Discover the latest research – learn the cutting-edge quantum physics theories that aim to explain the universe itself
Providing a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art advanced research in the field, Polymer Physics explores the interrelationships among polymer structure, morphology, and physical and mechanical behavior. Featuring contributions from renowned experts, the book covers the basics of important areas in polymer physics while projecting into the future, making it a valuable resource for students and chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and polymer scientists as well as professionals in related industries.
The goal of this book is to teach undergraduate students how to use Scientific Notebook (SNB) to solve physics problems. SNB software combines word processing and mathematics in standard notation with the power of symbolic computation. As its name implies, SNB can be used as a notebook in which students set up a math or science problem, write and solve equations, and analyze and discuss their results. Written by a physics teacher with over 20 years experience, this text includes topics that have educational value, fit within the typical physics curriculum, and show the benefits of using SNB. This easy-to-read text: Provides step-by-step instructions for using Scientific Notebook (SNB) to solve physics problems Features examples in almost every section to enhance the reader's understanding of the relevant physics and to provide detailed instructions on using SNB Follows the traditional physics curriculum, so it can be used to supplement teaching at all levels of undergraduate physics Includes many problems taken from the author’s class notes and research Aimed at undergraduate physics and engineering students, this text teaches readers how to use SNB to solve some everyday physics problems.
"What's the big deal about Fermat's last theorem?" Yuri asked. "It's famous," I said. "So simple anyone can understand it, but it took centuries for mathematicians to prove it's true." * * * With a note scribbled in the margin of a book in the 1600s, Fermat set in motion centuries of effort spent unraveling this enigma. It would require 358 years and the development of entirely new fields of mathematics to provide a definitive solution to what is now recognized as one of the greatest mathematical problems of all time. In this second book in the Math Girls series, you'll join Miruka, Tetra, and new "math girl" Yuri in explorations of number theory, abstract algebra, modular arithmetic, methods of proof, and other intriguing mathematical topics, leading up to a whirlwind tour of the modern proof of Fermat's last theorem. Math Girls 2: Fermat's Last Theorem has something for anyone interested in mathematics, from advanced high school students to college math majors and educators. Praise for Math Girls! "...the type of book that might inspire teens to realize how much interesting mathematics there is in the world-not just the material that is forced upon them for some standardized test." "Recommended" -CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries "Imagine the improbable: high-school students getting together on their own - not in a Math Club or Math Circle, not in preparation for any Math Olympiad or "regular" test, not on the advice of any of their teachers, not as part of any organized program - to talk about pure math, math more interesting than the math found in their textbooks. The three students in this book do that for the sheer love of it. That to me is the beauty and fascination of this novel for young people, mostly young people interested in math." -Marion Cohen, Arcadia University, MAA Reviews "Sometimes the math goes over your head-or at least my head. But that hardly matters. The focus here is the joy of learning, which the book conveys with aplomb." -Daniel Pink, NYT and WSJ best-selling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind "if you have a...teenager who's really into math, this is a really interesting choice" -Carol Zall, Public Radio International, The World "Math Girls provides a fun and engaging way to learn and review mathematical concepts...the characters' joy as they explore and discover new and old ideas is infectious." -review, "Experiments in Manga" blog
Unleash your inner Einstein and score higher in physics Do you have a handle on basic physics terms and concepts, but your problem-solving skills could use some static friction? Physics I Workbook For Dummies helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease. Physics I Workbook For Dummies gets the ball rolling with a brief overview of the nuts and bolts of physics (i.e. converting measure, counting signification figures, applying math skills to physics problems, etc.) before getting in the nitty gritty. If you're already a pro you can skip this section and jump right into the practice problems. There, you'll get the lowdown on how to take your problem-solving skills to a whole new plane—without ever feeling like you've been left spiraling down a black hole. Easy-to-follow instructions and practical tips Complete answer explanations are included so you can see where you went wrong (or right) Covers the ten most common mistakes people make when solving practice physics problems When push comes to shove, this friendly guide is just what you need to set your physics problem-solving skills in motion.
Written by a well-known author in the field, this book presents a modern understanding of the universe based on relativity, quantum physics and their elusive combination. It introduces the crucial theoretical ingredients in an accessible way, starting from the physics of Newton and developing subsequent theories all the way to the modern enigma of quantum gravity. The intermediate level presentation assumes only a general knowledge of math and physics, adopting a «two-level» approach: equations are retained throughout the chapters but set apart from the main text in boxes to allow for lay readers to understand the book. For scientists, researchers, students and lecturers in cosmology, astronomy, gravitation, quantum and theoretical physics; as well as mathematicians, students, lecturers, academics and non-experts in related fields with an interest in the subject.
Master the fundamentals first for a smoother ride through math Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies is your ticket to finally getting a handle on math! Designed to help you strengthen your weak spots and pinpoint problem areas, this book provides hundreds of practice problems to help you get over the hump. Each section includes a brief review of key concepts and full explanations for every practice problem, so you'll always know exactly where you went wrong. The companion website gives you access to quizzes for each chapter, so you can test your understanding and identify your sticking points before moving on to the next topic. You'll brush up on the rules of basic operations, and then learn what to do when the numbers just won't behave—negative numbers, inequalities, algebraic expressions, scientific notation, and other tricky situations will become second nature as you refresh what you know and learn what you missed. Each math class you take builds on the ones that came before; if you got lost somewhere around fractions, you'll have a difficult time keeping up in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus—so don't fall behind! This book provides plenty of practice and patient guidance to help you slay the math monster once and for all. Make sense of fractions, decimals, and percentages Learn how to handle inequalities, exponents, square roots, and absolute values Simplify expressions and solve simple algebraic equations Find your way around a triangle, circle, trapezoid, and more Once you get comfortable with the rules and operations, math takes on a whole new dimension. Curiosity replaces anxiety, and problems start feeling like puzzles rather than hurdles. All it takes is practice. Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies is your ultimate math coach, with hundreds of guided practice practice problems to help you break through the math barrier.
Hands-on practice in solving quantum physics problems Quantum Physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels. Like the other titles in our For Dummies Workbook series, Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies allows you to hone your skills at solving the difficult and often confusing equations you encounter in this subject. Explains equations in easy-to-understand terms Harmonic Oscillator Operations, Angular Momentum, Spin, Scattering Theory Using a proven practice-and-review approach, Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies is all you need to get up to speed in problem solving!