Ch 8: HESI Admission Assessment Exam: Physics

About This Chapter

Get ready for the Physics subtest of the HESI Admission Assessment exam with the lessons and quizzes in this chapter. Learn about topics like Newton's laws, acceleration, reflection and more!

HESI Admission Assessment Exam: Physics - Chapter Summary

Use these video lessons and practice quizzes to prepare for the HESI Admission Assessment Exam Physics subtest. In this chapter, you'll cover key laws of physics and principles of energy, motion and reflection. By the end of the chapter, you'll have studied the following topics:

  • Repulsion and attraction with electrical charge and force
  • Ohm's and Coulomb's laws
  • Potential and kinetic energy
  • Formula for acceleration
  • Newton's laws of gravitation and motion
  • Rotational and linear velocity
  • Waves and vibrations
  • Reflection off curved surfaces and lenses
  • Angle of incidence for reflection

Each of these short video lessons will catch you up on essential physics topics in less than ten minutes. Use the written transcripts to follow along with the instructors. After you've completed the lessons, check how much of the information you've retained by taking the corresponding practice quizzes.

HESI Admission Assessment Exam: Physics Chapter Objectives

This chapter prepares you for questions on the Physics subtest of the HESI Exam. You'll answer 25 questions on topics like the laws of motion, light, acceleration, friction and gravitation. There's a 50-minute time limit for completing the Physics subtest. The HESI Admission Assessment Exam is an application requirement for most nursing schools. The exam consists of a series of subtests that cover English, math and science. Check with your school to see which subtests you'll need to complete.

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: HESI Admission Assessment Exam: Physics
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Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction

1. Electric Charge and Force: Definition, Repulsion & Attraction

Have you ever wondered what electricity is and where it comes from? Have you ever been zapped by static electricity and wondered how it got there? We'll answer all of these questions in this lesson on electric charge and force!

Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

2. Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance

Did you know that electrical current is affected by the voltage and resistance in a circuit? In this lesson, we'll use Ohm's law, which tells us how current, voltage, and resistance are related, as we work through several electric circuit examples.

Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

3. Coulomb's Law: Variables Affecting the Force Between Two Charged Particles

In the 18th century, Charles Coulomb uncovered the secrets of electrostatic force between charged particles. The results of his experiments led to what is now known as Coulomb's Law, which tells us how force, charge, and distance are all related.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

4. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

5. What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula

This lesson describes the difference between speed, velocity and acceleration. Examples are used to help you understand the concept of acceleration and learn to calculate acceleration with a mathematical formula.

Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition & Examples

6. Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains how gravity works mathematically and teaches you how to use Newton's Law of Gravitation to solve problems. A short quiz will follow.

Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

7. Newton's First Law of Motion: Examples of the Effect of Force on Motion

This lesson describes Newton's first law of motion, also known as the law of inertia. The interaction between force and motion is explained. Several examples are used to discuss the implications of this law on earth and in space.

Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

8. Newton's Second Law of Motion: The Relationship Between Force and Acceleration

This lesson defines Newton's second law of motion. Examples are used to illustrate how unbalanced forces cause objects to accelerate. The examples are used to practice calculating acceleration and force for objects in motion.

Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

9. Newton's Third Law of Motion: Examples of the Relationship Between Two Forces

This lesson describes Newton's third law of motion. Examples are provided to illustrate how interacting objects experience forces. The lesson explains how objects accelerate as a result of force. Applications of Newton's third law are illustrated in nature, machines, and space.

Linear vs. Rotational Velocity: Definitions & Equations

10. Linear vs. Rotational Velocity: Definitions & Equations

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain the difference between linear and angular velocity, and use equations to calculate each of them. A short quiz will follow.

Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion

11. Vibrations and Waves: Energy and Motion

What is a wave? What causes waves, and how do they travel from one place to another? This lesson will guide you through the basics of waves. We'll discuss their origins from vibrations and investigate how they carry energy through a medium.

Transverse & Longitudinal Waves: Definition & Examples

12. Transverse & Longitudinal Waves: Definition & Examples

What comes to mind when you think of a wave? Chances are your mental image takes the form of a transverse wave. But, longitudinal waves are just as important, and understanding the difference is vital to learning about waves. In this lesson, explore both types of waves and the unique characteristics of each.

Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

13. Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties

In this lesson, learn the basics of electromagnetic waves and how they make up the electromagnetic spectrum. We will explore the major trends and categories within the spectrum, as well as the various sources of electromagnetic waves.

Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces

14. Reflection: Angle of Incidence and Curved Surfaces

How do waves reflect off of surfaces? How do we account for the images that we see reflected in various objects? Discover the answers to these questions as we investigate the rays and angles defining the law of reflection.

Using Equations to Answer Lens Questions

15. Using Equations to Answer Lens Questions

After watching this video, you should be able to use equations to answer lens questions, including figuring out whether the image produced by a lens is real or virtual, bigger or smaller, and upright or inverted. A short quiz will follow.

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