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Two quick questions - one about physics, one isn't.



 
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Steelpipe
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:22 pm    Post subject: Two quick questions - one about physics, one isn't. Reply with quote

I've got a MedPrep book online, have no idea how old it is. I've noticed though, all the physics examples and sample questions are in imperial units. Is it like that in the actual test? I don't know jack about imperial units. It's ironic but I think I'll have far more problems getting used to that than organic chemistry.

Another question is if GAMSAT tests pretty much the same scientific knowledge from year to year, just in case my material really turned out to be several years old. I also got the American MCAP audio CDs and I'm slightly unsettled over how MCAP seemed to cover so much more than what my GAMSAT materials covered.

Any inputs will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Naba
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I am not sure about the imperial stuff. I sat GAMSAT a few years ago and I vaguely recall having to change the units once... most were in the standard format.

I have been using the Medprep stuff to guide my studies. I have a couple of text books and have pretty much been trying to go from cover to cover as Medprep seems to cover almost everything in first year chem etc.

What is the MCAT stuff like? Is it worthwhile purchasing?
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Steelpipe
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eek, copy paste don't work here on library computer.

Anyway, thank you for the reply, it was a great relief to hear that they mostly use standard units. Anyway, about the MCAP audio CDs, they are a lot more indepth than the Medprep stuff IMO, but at the same time they are very specific for MCAP. The format is useful that you can always listen to it whever you go, but there's also the downfalls of it's hard to visualise and follow up the equations and it's safe to say that trying to learn steric chemistry by listening simply doesn't work! But they are great revision tools.

If I can only choose one out of them I'd go for the book formatted GAMSAT preps. But the Audio CD was also worthwhile if you have the spare money.
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Steelpipe
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another question: do they give you any forumulas at all? And do they tell you what the constants are? (eg are gravitational constant 9.8m/s/s or 10 m/s/s)?
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Hawkeye
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, formulas would be nice.
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The_Duke
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive decided that everyone here is really anal.

as in REALLY anal.

Who gives a fuck whether the gravitational constant is 9.8m/s/s or 10m/s/s? If the answer doesnt fit for one value, then use the other value!
How simple is that?!

You obviously have a brain, FUCKING USE IT!

GAH!
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Hawkeye
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that was constructive and is sure to help alot of people. People cope with stress in different ways, for some people it might be over analyzing, being a bit anal and obsessing about things. 9.8 or 10 isn't the most important thing however, but each to their own.
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Steelpipe
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Duke wrote:
ive decided that everyone here is really anal.

as in REALLY anal.

Who gives a fuck whether the gravitational constant is 9.8m/s/s or 10m/s/s? If the answer doesnt fit for one value, then use the other value!
How simple is that?!

You obviously have a brain, FUCKING USE IT!

GAH!


I'd love to read your essays.
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The_Duke
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steelpipe wrote:
The_Duke wrote:
ive decided that everyone here is really anal.

as in REALLY anal.

Who gives a fuck whether the gravitational constant is 9.8m/s/s or 10m/s/s? If the answer doesnt fit for one value, then use the other value!
How simple is that?!

You obviously have a brain, FUCKING USE IT!

GAH!


I'd love to read your essays.


I'm surprisingly good at emotive writing.
lol
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Touche
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Duke wrote:
Steelpipe wrote:
The_Duke wrote:
ive decided that everyone here is really anal.

as in REALLY anal.

Who gives a fuck whether the gravitational constant is 9.8m/s/s or 10m/s/s? If the answer doesnt fit for one value, then use the other value!
How simple is that?!

You obviously have a brain, FUCKING USE IT!

GAH!


I'd love to read your essays.


I'm surprisingly good at emotive writing.
lol

Rofl!Yeah, i'll bet you're great at emotive writing, probably even better at argumentative lol.

But really, it wont even matter which you use, you wont have options that are 0.1 apart. That kind of analism (yeah, its a word now) is just detrimental and a time waster. And usually the answer is in the info.
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