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SAT Subject Test Physics: Practice and Study Guide

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Increase your confidence ahead of taking the SAT Subject Test in Physics by reviewing topics in mechanics, waves and optics, and heat and thermodynamics with this engaging course. Use our self-paced video lessons and quizzes to identify which topics need further study and see which ones you've mastered.
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9 chapters in SAT Subject Test Physics: Practice and Study Guide

Ch 1. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[2536].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2537].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2537].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2545].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2545].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2544].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2544].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2546].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2546].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What is Mechanical Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2538].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2538].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2539].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2539].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2540].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2540].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2541].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2541].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What is Electrical Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2542].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2542].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2543].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2543].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2548].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2548].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2549].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2549].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Energy and Life: The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2550].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2550].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2552].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2552].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2553].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2553].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Implications of Mechanics on Objects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2554].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2554].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2555].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2555].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Newton's Laws and Weight, Mass & Gravity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2558].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2558].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3968].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3968].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Electric Force Fields and the Significance of Arrow Direction & Spacing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3969].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3969].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3970].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3970].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Electric Potential: Charge Collections and Volt Unit Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3971].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3971].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3972].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3972].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Voltage Sources: Energy Conversion and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3973].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3973].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3974].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3974].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3975].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3975].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3976].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3976].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3977].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3977].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - What is Electric Power? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3978].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3978].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4910].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4910].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Wave Parameters: Wavelength, Amplitude, Period, Frequency & Speed Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5506].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5506].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Transverse & Longitudinal Waves: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4911].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4911].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What is Sound? - Definition and Factors Affecting the Speed of Sound Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4912].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4912].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Pitch and Volume in Sound Waves Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5494].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5494].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4913].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4913].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The 7 Major Regions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6836].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6836].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Nature of Light: Origin, Spectrum & Color Frequency Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4915].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4915].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Diffuse Reflection: Definition, Examples & Surfaces Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6857].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6857].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Resonance: Definition & Transmission of Waves Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4916].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4916].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Transparent and Opaque Materials in Electromagnetic Waves Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4917].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4917].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Color: White Light, Reflection & Absorption Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4918].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4918].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Refraction & Dispersion: Definition, Snell's Law & Index of Refraction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4919].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4919].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Diffraction: Relation to Sound & Light and Effects of Wavelength Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4920].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4920].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Constructive and Destructive Interference Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4921].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4921].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - The Doppler Effect: Definition, Examples & Applications Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4922].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4922].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - Wave-Particle Duality: Concept, Explanation & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4923].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4923].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Atom Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[277].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[277].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Early Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford and Millikan Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1606].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1606].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Atomic Number and Mass Number Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1607].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1607].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Isotopes and Average Atomic Mass Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1608].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1608].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Electron Configurations in Atomic Energy Levels Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1610].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1610].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Four Quantum Numbers: Principal, Angular Momentum, Magnetic & Spin Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1611].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1611].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Bohr Model and Atomic Spectra Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1612].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1612].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, & Plasma Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5362].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1720].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1720].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Phase Change: Evaporation, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Sublimation & Deposition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5363].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5363].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Common Chemical Reactions and Energy Change Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5364].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5364].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Avogadro's Number: Using the Mole to Count Atoms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1609].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1609].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Nuclear Reaction: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3881].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3881].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5365].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5365].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Classical Relativity: Distance and Time Relation to the Observer Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3229].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3229].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Light and Relativity: Breakdown of Classical Relativity with Light Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3230].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3230].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Time Dilation: Description, Explanation & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3231].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3231].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Space Contraction: Shortening Distance for Fast Moving Objects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3232].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3232].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Mass and Energy: Description and Interchangeable Relationship Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3233].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3233].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - General and Special Relativity: Theory and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3234].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3234].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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