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Free GAMSAT ® Physics Formula Sheet

Physics is often considered by students to be the most difficult topic on the GAMSAT ® exam, since most medical school applicants do not have a Physics background. It is also sometimes overlooked because it ‘only makes up 20% of Section 3’. However, Physics is often not as tough as commonly thought, and can be efficiently studied for by systematically and strategically going through the syllabus and relevant topics. Also, getting the relatively higher mark Physics questions right can be the difference that gets you into medical school. In studying Physics, one of our key tips is to know the relevant formulae and the conceptual background that underpins them. Here at GradReady, we’re providing this free GAMSAT ® Physics Cheat Sheet to kickstart your Physics Study.

  1. GAMSAT ® Physics Formula Sheet
  2. Studying for GAMSAT ® Physics
  3. Further Preparation Materials

GAMSAT ® Physics Formula Sheet

Our GAMSAT ® Physics Cheat Sheet provides you the main formulae needed to ace the Physics section of the GAMSAT ® . You can use it all the way through in your preparation, or use it as a model to create your own formula list from.

Our formula sheet can be accessed for free through the below link. Print it out and learn the formulae within, as well as the concepts behind them. You can then incorporate these into your GAMSAT ® Physics notes to be well prepared for the GAMSAT ® .

We also provide a more GAMSAT ® Physics guide, broken down into a day-by-day plan as part of our comprehensive GAMSAT ® Study Guide, which can be accessed here. Our GAMSAT ® Study Guide also includes a detailed 14p essay writing guide, and a complete breakdown of the GAMSAT ® Syllabus. In addition, we also provide free GAMSAT ® Practice MCQs and free GAMSAT ® example essays to kickstart your preparation.

Studying for GAMSAT ® Physics

GAMSAT ® Physics Syllabus

To make the most out of your GAMSAT ® Physics study, we believe you should hone in on the key topics covered in the GAMSAT ® exam. This helps you maximise efficiency and the time you can spend on really understanding the key concepts. That’s why we have provided a checklist of the main topics in the GAMSAT ® Physics Syllabus to help you organise your study and plan your physics notes.

  1. Motion (1D and 2D motion, acceleration and graphs)
  2. Newton’s laws (in particular equilibrium) and torque
  3. Energy, work and conservation of moment
  4. Physics of liquids (especially pressure, Archimedes’ principle, buoyant force)
  5. Electricity and magnetism (electrostatic and magnetic forces)
  6. Electric circuits
  7. Optics
  8. Radioactive decay and other exponential-type mathematical laws
  9. Mathematical operations, fractions and scientific notation
  10. Mathematical functions (especially logarithmic and trigonometric functions)

This is not an exhaustive list but should cover quite a lot in the GAMSAT ® exam. An additional piece of advice: It is suggested that you acquire some “cultural” knowledge of physics: Learn what are the important historical experiments and how physics’ principles are used in biology or chemistry research (e.g. one GAMSAT ® physics question is based on the design of a mass spectrometer).

GAMSAT ® Physics Study Tips

  1. Focus on understanding the patterns of Physics problems, such as questions which involve time evolution. It is important to understand how a single equation can be used in different ways.
  2. Do not spend excessive time learning content that is theoretically complex and unlikely to arise, or is only tangentially related. Focus on what is likely to be tested on the GAMSAT ® exam.
  3. Ensure to learn simple formulae which may not be given to you in the preamble of Physics questions in the GAMSAT ® exam.

Further Preparation Materials

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  6. How to prepare for GAMSAT ® Section 3

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  7. GradReady Free GAMSAT ® Study Guide

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