- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 188
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Certificate: Yes
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches
Course SummaryStudy.com's UExcel Physics: Study Guide & Test Prep course helps you quickly review for this exam and earn a high score. The self-paced course's short lessons and quizzes can be accessed on any time, which helps you prepare for the exam at any time that's convenient.
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About This Course
The purpose of this self-guided course is to help you acquire the knowledge and problem-solving abilities you'll need to do well on the UExcel Physics test. Composed of brief, easy-to-follow videos, the course is the fastest way to prepare for the exam, available in a computer-based format only. Successful test-takers are eligible for six college credits that may be transferable to more than 1,000 colleges or universities in the United States.
At the beginning of the UExcel Physics course, you'll study the branches, history and measurements used in physics. You'll also learn about the guiding principles behind Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion, Ohm's Law and the Laws of Thermodynamics. Linear momentum, light, sound and the theory of relativity are some of the other topics you'll find in this course.
Syllabus and Course Information
Both the UExcel Physics course and accompanying final exam have been developed in concert with the same topics you'll find on the actual UExcel test. When you've finished watching the lessons and completing the self-assessments, you should be able to:
- Understand the mathematical relationships, scientific notation and theories used in physics.
- Discuss the importance of energy in nature.
- Use kinematic, impulse-momentum change and work-energy equations.
- Identify the different kinds of vectors and their use in mathematical operations.
- Apply Archimedes' Principle, Newton's Laws of Motion and Pascal's Principle to physics problems.
- Describe the relationship between kinetic and potential energy.
- Discuss the variables that affect the force between two charged particles.
- Explain how gas, pressure, temperature and volume relate to each other.
- Describe how magnetic fields develop and the variables that affect electromagnetic induction.
- Solve image, mirror and wave optic problems.
- Demonstrate your understanding of classical relativity theory.
- Identify the terms used in contemporary and nuclear physics.
While there are no prerequisites for this course, a basic understanding of algebra, the metric system and trigonometry may be helpful. The ability to think critically and solve problems can also be helpful.
The UExcel Physics course is composed of 17 chapters and around 188 video lessons, each of which is about 5-10 minutes long. You'll also have access to online quizzes and printable transcripts. If you find yourself having difficulty with a particular concept or equation, you can always contact the instructor for help. When you've finished watching all of the videos and completing the quizzes, taking the comprehensive course test can help you decide how prepared you are for exam day.
Physics Exam Information
The UExcel Physics exam has been endorsed by the American Council on Education. A passing score on the test is the equivalent of a 2-semester, lower-level course, and although each institution has its own policy, credits earned through the exam may lead to advanced standing or help to fulfill degree requirements.
- Number of Questions: about 70 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: Two hours
- Number of Credits: Six credits
- Exam Cost: $95
Physics Exam Breakdown
|UExcel Exam Concept||Percent of the UExcel Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Our Chapters|
|Thermal Physics||20%||14||14 lessons|
|Light and Optics||15%||10||20 lessons|
|Modern Physics||10%||7||9 lessons|
Earn UExcel Credit
According to the exam developer, a satisfactory score on the UExcel Physics exam should lead to six transferable credits. Overall, UExcel exams may lessen the amount of time you spend in college, as well as the cost of your education.
Study Schedule for the UExcel Exam
The UExcel Physics course takes nearly 19 hours to complete. As a self-guided course of study, it allows you to tailor your lesson and quiz time to your personal schedule. Before starting the course, let the table below help you choose the best time to register for the exam, which will take place at a test center near you. When you're ready, you can register and submit your course fee online or over the phone.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|4 hours per day, 5 days a week||Just under 1 week|
|2 hours per day, 5 days a week||A little less than 2 weeks|
|2 hours per day, 3 days a week||About 3 weeks|
|1 hour per day, 5 days a week||Nearly 4 weeks|
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