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Ch 37: Work and Energy for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution

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The Work and Energy chapter of this MCAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about work and energy. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the processes involving work and energy required in a typical MCAT prep course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other MCAT prep work.
  • Identify the work and energy concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding derived units, sign conventions, conservative forces or any other work and energy topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their work and energy unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the MCAT
  • Don't have access to their MCAT instructor outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Find out how energy is significant in natural systems.
  • Learn to apply the work-energy theorem.
  • Review how different types of energy are classified as potential or kinetic.
  • Explore how mechanical energy is converted or transferred between forms and objects.

7 Lessons in Chapter 37: Work and Energy for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution
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What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

1. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature

This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.

What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

2. What Are Simple Machines? - Definition, Types & Examples

If you need to move or lift a heavy object, it would be wise to use a simple machine. Though these devices are far from fancy or high-tech, they are extremely helpful for getting work done.

Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

3. Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

Work and energy are closely related in physics. In this lesson, you'll learn what that relationship is as well as how we can apply it to various situations.

Power: Definition and Mathematics

4. Power: Definition and Mathematics

Work involves moving an object with a force, but power tells us how quickly that work is done. In this lesson, you will learn about how power depends on both work and time as well as see examples of how to calculate power.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

5. 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.

Conservation of Mechanical Energy

6. Conservation of Mechanical Energy

Energy comes in many forms and for any system can never be created or destroyed. This holds true for mechanical energy, which also obeys this law of conservation of energy. In this video lesson, you'll explore how mechanical energy is converted or transferred between forms and objects.

Conservative Forces: Examples & Effects

7. Conservative Forces: Examples & Effects

Learn how to tell if a force is conservative and what exactly is being conserved. Then look at a couple of specific examples of forces to see how they are conservative.

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