- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 248
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide is a convenient way to study for the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) Physics (019) exam. Be sure you understand everything that will be covered on the test by reviewing our engaging text and video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes.
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About This Course
Prepare for your MTTC Physics exam with this study guide's short, engaging video lessons. Experienced instructors discuss all of the physics concepts and terminology covered on this teacher licensing exam, from wave optics to the laws of gravitation. We've made sure these lessons and quizzes are accessible 24 hours a day from any smartphone, tablet or computer so you can study at your convenience.
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This course was last updated in 2019.
Syllabus & Course Information
When you use this test prep course, you'll review concepts including relativity, modern physics and the history and nature of science that you'd expect to find on the exam. After completing this course, you should be ready to:
- Detail scientific experimentation
- Outline Newton's laws of motion
- Discuss kinematic equations
- Identify electricity and magnetism
- Describe wave properties and optics
- Define the concepts of work, energy and power
- Explain atomic structure
- Detail thermodynamics
- Explain nuclear physics
- Differentiate between classical and special relativity
In this study guide course, you'll find 24 chapters containing 228 lessons designed to help you review concepts covered on the MTTC Physics exam. Along with each lesson and chapter, we've also included a self-assessment lesson quiz and chapter test you can use to ensure you've understood what you've learned.
MTTC Physics (019) Exam Information
Scores on the MTTC Physics exam are used to measure the subject area knowledge of applicants for secondary physics teacher licensure in Michigan.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice questions
- Time Limit: Two hours and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $130
MTTC Physics (019) Exam Breakdown
|MTTC Physics Exam Concept||Percent of the MTTC Physics Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Foundations of Scientific Inquiry||12%||12 questions||45|
|Electricity and Magnetism||24%||24 questions||25|
|Waves, Acoustics, and Optics||20%||20 questions||39|
|Nature of Matter, Thermodynamics, and Modern Physics||20%||20 questions||41|
Preparing & Registering for the MTTC Physics (019) Exam
Video lessons in this study guide last about ten minutes each and can help you prepare for all of the scientific inquiry, mechanics, electricity, magnetism, wave property, thermodynamics and modern physics questions found on the MTTC Physics exam. After you've finished watching the videos, take the multiple-choice lesson quizzes or complete the chapter tests and practice final exam to see how much of the material you've absorbed. These self-assessment tools also track your course progress and can help you keep your study goals on track.
You can sign up for the exam via an online account you create through the MTTC website. Regular registration deadlines fall around six weeks prior to the test date. Late and emergency registration deadlines are also available for an extra fee.
Scoring the MTTC Physics (019) Exam
You'll need a minimum score of 220 points to qualify for physics teacher licensure in Michigan. Scores are available around a month after the test date through your MTTC account or by email.
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
Number of questions: Around 12
Exam topics covered: Experiment design, data collection and analysis, independent and dependent experiment variables, graphical representations of data, experiment validity and reliability, measurement devices, the safe use of physics equipment and materials, researcher bias, logic and empirical evidence in science, contributors to the field of physics, physics research issues, factors affecting development in the field, methods for evaluating research credibility, unifying themes and interdisciplinary connections in science
What you'll learn: Choose from among lessons on scientific theory, graphs and charts, lab safety procedures and the history of science. You'll even find a refresher on algebra and trigonometry skills for physics.
Number of questions: Around 24
Exam topics covered: Vector and scalar quantities, projectile motion, Newton's laws of motion, force types, mass and weight, the law of universal gravitation, Kepler's laws, applications of work and power, kinetic and potential energy, the law of conservation of energy, inelastic and elastic collisions, torque, conservation of linear and angular momentum, inertia, rotational kinetic energy, simple harmonic motion, uniform circular motion and damping
What you'll learn: Lessons in this study guide can help you review the formulas used to make calculations involving displacement, velocity, weight and mass, among other variables. Instructors also go over the applications of laws like Hooke's law, the law of universal gravitation and Newton's laws of motion.
Electricity and Magnetism
Number of questions: Around 24
Exam topics covered: Electric charge, conductors and insulators, semiconductors, superconductors, Coulomb's law, electrostatic potential energy, capacitance, Kirchhoff's and Ohm's laws, series and parallel circuits, voltmeters, ammeters, permanent magnets and magnetic fields, magnetic force and torque, magnetic flux, induced electromagnetic fields, alternating current and electromagnetic induction
What you'll learn: Review the physics behind electricity and magnetism with lessons on electrostatics, electric circuits and magnetic force.
Waves, Acoustics and Optics
Number of questions: Around 20
Exam topics covered: Energy transfer and wave motion, longitudinal and transverse waves, wave properties, wave behaviors, the Doppler effect, the principle of superposition, constructive and destructive interference, sound wave production and propagation, wave resonance, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic wave generation, radiometry, photometry, the electromagnetic spectrum, applications of the wave theory of light, ray diagrams, spherical mirror and thin lens equations, limit resolution
What you'll learn: Lessons designed to prepare you for this content domain cover everything from factors affecting the speed of sound to thin film interference and applications of the Michelson interferometer.
Nature of Matter, Thermodynamics and Modern Physics
Number of questions: Around 20
Exam topics covered: States of matter and phase changes, the Maxwell-Boltzmann theory, temperature and specific heat, thermal energy transfer, entropy, internal energy, the laws of thermodynamics, blackbody radiation, the photoelectric effect, wave-particle duality, the Schrödinger equation, atomic structure and spectroscopy, the theory of special relativity, atomic nuclei, radioactivity, half-life calculations, nuclear fusion and fission, the applications of nuclear chemistry, quarks and elementary particle physics
What you'll learn: This study guide includes lessons on atomic structure, entropy calculations, special relativity and other topics you'll need to be familiar with to successfully answer questions in this content domain.
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