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The MCAT Physics Book Paperback – June 6, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1889057330 ISBN-10: 1889057339

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Press (June 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889057339
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889057330
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

The most comprehensive, rigorous analysis of MCAT physics available!

Dr. Biehle's classic MCAT Physics Book presents a clear, insightful analysis of MCAT physics. His lively prose and subtle wit make this challenging topic more palatable.

The MCAT Physics Book offers the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of MCAT physics available. Including,

* 49 MCAT-style passages

* 500 MCAT-style practice problems and detailed solutions to all problems.

Illustrations and tables are included wherever necessary to focus and clarify key ideas and concepts. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dr. Biehle received his Ph.D. from Caltech (California Institute of Technology) in physics. He has fifteen years experience at various levels in science education. The MCAT Physics Book is a result of his experience presenting physics concepts in a classroom setting to students preparing for the MCAT.

Customer Reviews

I recommend this book to anyone looking to gain improvement in their PS score of the MCAT.
Yoga
I bought quite a few books to study for the MCAT - the entire Exam Krackers study package and question books, and the Gold Standard MCAT book.
J. Murphy
What makes the book so useful is that it breaks down every Physics concepts very well and gives practice problems after each chapter.
V. Combs

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Tim on January 23, 2001
Format: Paperback
Nova's Physics Book is one of their three book The MCAT series. It is a great starting point for someone who has forgotten a lot of physics or who needs to build up his/her physics confidence. The book presents the more basic physical concepts and finishes each chapter with a quiz. The questions include passages, series of problems, and individual, stand-alone questions. They are similar to, though perhaps easier than, the MCAT.
If you've already got your physics down and want to practice for the MCAT, this book is not for you. If you feel like you're not ready to attack the MCAT practice test yet, this book will help you understand the physics portion.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 11, 1999
Format: Paperback
By using this book, I doubled my MCAT physcial sciences score from 5 to 10, with a 34S overall. This book is very thorough, but not boring. It is very helpful, even if physics terrfies you. The comfortable writing style helps you get over your fears and allows you to learn a lot. I can't recomend this book highly enough. The text is easy to read and understand, and the questions are the best out there for MCAT physics review. Buy this book early and give yourself time to work through it -- you will end up feeling very comfortable in the physical sciences test. I wish the author would write a similar book for every other MCAT subject, but I guess we can't get everything that we want!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 1999
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This book provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the physics you'll need for the MCAT with easy to read and digest chapters (not just formulas - real physics) and 50+ practice problems for each section. The questions don't reflect the MCAT format, but they will drill in the relationships you'll need to know and help you remember the basic formulae for the exam. I'd look at a real MCAT test after starting here.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "peterockduke" on August 26, 2003
Format: Paperback
Absolute best in MCAT physics prep. It really put the Kaplan book to shame. ~50+ questions / chapter, half of which are near MCAT in style and difficulty. I trully believe that every last conceptual MCAT question is covered in this book. 10-15 page descriptions of each subject followed by several pages means you get it right even if physics is not your expertise. My experience in physics is only based on an accelerated summer course... so I definitely needed the help. The author is very clear and breaks down each subject into obvious/common sense approaches. The writing is very basic and easy to follow, but I definitely took guilty pleasure in the joke passages that were in every chapter. I guess Biehle has to have a sense of humor considering he got a doctorate in physics (the laughter hides the crying, I understand Biehle).
If you read this book from cover to cover and do all the questions, there is no way you can get less than a 85% of the physics questions on your physical sciences.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "jckraus" on April 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
I've never taken a physics class in my life, and I smoked the physical sciences section. Everything (physics-related) on the test, except for two of the seventy-seven questions, was covered in this book. If you take the time to read a chapter a week and do the practice problems starting in January, you'll be set for the MCAT in April. Best of luck!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By E. McCauley on June 29, 2007
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I never really had problems with Physics during undergrad, and assumed that I would have no problem with the MCAT. I bought the whole EK series including the 1001 question books. I read them I dont know how many times (I've been studying for months), but by the end I was very worried about my physics. Nothing made sense. After purchasing this book, everything makes sense again. Unlike EK, it offers a lot of very good example problems, and the questions at the end of each chapter really drill the IMPORTANT points, not just random physics questions. They help you memorize the equations, but stressing them in their problems. The problems are not really MCAT format, however, if you are having trouble with physics this book will definitely get you on the right track. The questions are not there to simulate MCAT problems so much as drill the important concepts into your brain. I haven't taken my test yet, I have two weeks to go...but I am feeling good, and I am considering purchasing the NOVA chem and bio books. I liked exam krackers when I first started, but I am beginning to feel they cut to many corners and have a tendency to confuse you by making things too easy. I give this book 5 stars if you need to RELEARN physics....if you are just looking for problems, this is not the book for you.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Kumar on June 26, 2005
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This is the best book by far in prep for the physics part of the physical sciences. By preparing with this book I got an 11 on the PS section. Its either this book or your huge physics textbook..you choose. It has 16 chapters and at the end of each there is set of 30 or 40 questions. Although I do wish there was more passage based questions here..it is still awesome prep especially if you are terrible at physics..like me! The concepts are explained simply and it makes you wish your physics teacher had explained stuff to you in this way..
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 2001
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The MCAT Physics Book is a wonderful tool in helping prospective medical students acheive high scores on the Physical Sciences section of the MCAT. This book provides the most comprehensive review of physics avalible in prep books, and it provides numerous examples and MCAT style physics questions with thorough explanations. Even though its MCAT style questions are more difficult than the actual exam, it greatly prepares testakers for the challenges they face on the real exam. In my physics classes, I did not do particularly well in them, and this is the reason why I purchased the MCAT Physics Book. Before I used this book to study for the MCAT, my physical sciences section was a 9; but after preparing myself with this book, my score jumped to a 12 on the MCAT. I highly recomend this book for everyone, especially students that had little physics or did not do well in their physics classes.
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