From: Matthew
Re: Physics For GAMSAT – Topics And Resources

It is essential that students learn the fundamental concepts in Physics as 20% of the questions in Section 3 are Physics-related. Since Section 3 of the exam has double weighting, it is even more important that students learn these fundamental.

We will quickly go over the topics that students need to learn to succeed in GAMSAT Physics.
Note: These topics are covered in our comprehensive physics guide – The Physics Bible!

#### Physics For GAMSAT – Topics And Resources

Translational motion
Scalars & vectors
Resolution of vectors and trigonometric functions

Speed & velocity
Acceleration
Uniform accelerated motion

Distance and displacement

Force, Motion, and gravitation
Mass, weight, center of mass

Newton’s first law
Newton’s second law
Newton’s third law
Circular motion
Centripetal force
Free fall motion
Projectile motion
Friction
Inclined planes

Tension
Pulley systems
Gravitation
Special right triangles

Equilibrium
Translational and rotational motion

Momentum and collisions

Energy and work
Energy

Work
Energy conservation
Power

Fluids and solids
Density

Specific gravity
Pressure
Fluid viscosity and determination of flow
Surface tension
Solids

Buoyancy and archimedes principle
Fluids in motion

Wave characteristics and periodic motion
Transverse and longitudinal mechanical waves

Mathematical representation of a wave
Superposition of waves, phase, interface
Periodic motion
Resonance
Standing waves
Harmonics

Sound
Production of sound

Intensity & pitch
Beats
Doppler effect

Electrostatistics
Charge, conductors, insulators

Coulomb’s law
Electric force

Electric field
Electric field lines

Potential energy
Equipotential lines and electric dipoles

Electromagnetism
Electromagnetic spectrum
Electromagnetism

Electricity: electric circuits
Batteries and electromotive force
Kirchoff’s laws
Capacitors and dielectrics
Power
Current

Ohm’s law
Resistance and resistivity
Resistance in circuits

Light and optics
Visual Spectrum and polarisation

Images
Mirrors
Lenses

Refraction
Dispersion
Snell’s law

Atomic and nuclear structure
Protons, neutrons, electrons
Isotopes