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!

**The Physics Bible**

**Physics For GAMSAT – Topics And Resources**

**Translational motion**

Scalars & vectors

Resolution of vectors and trigonometric functions

Adding & subtracting vectors

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

**Production of sound**

Sound

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**

Radioactivity

**Nuclear reactions and radioactive decay**

**Half-life**

Atomic number

Atomic weight

**Fission and fusion**

Now you have a clear understanding of what to expect for Physics For GAMSAT. Enjoy and happy studying!