MCAT Entry Test Physics Syllabus Chapter wise Sample Practice Questions

University of Health Sciences Lahore UHS MBBS BDS Admission ENtry Test

1. PHYSICAL QUANTITIES AND UNITS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Understand what is physics.
b) Understand that all physical quantities consist of a numerical magnitude and a unit.
c) Recall the following base quantities and their units; mass (kg), length (m), time (s),
current (A), temperature (K), luminous intensity (cd) and amount of substance (mol)
d) Describe and use base units and derived units.
e) Dimensional units of physical quantities.
2. FORCES:
Learning Outcomes
a) Show an understanding the concept of weight.
b) Show an understanding that the weight of a body may be taken as acting at a single
point known as its centre of gravity.
c) Weightlessness in an elevator.
d) Define and apply the moment of force.

3. FLUID DYNAMICS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Concept of viscosity.
b) Understand the terms steady (Laminar, streamline) flow, incompressible flow, non -viscous flow as applied to the motion of an ideal fluid.
c) Appreciate the equation of continuity.
for the flow of an ideal and incompressible fluid.
d) Understand Bernoulli’s equation
e) Understand that the pressure difference can arise from different rates of flow of a fluid (Blood flow).

4. LIGHT:
Learning Outcomes
a) Understand interference of light.
b) Understand diffraction of light.
c) Describe the phenomenon of diffraction of X-rays by crystals and its use.
d) Understand polarization of light.
e) Concepts of least distance of distinct vision.
Short sightedness, long sightedness.
f) Understand the terms magnifying power and resolving power
of optical instruments.
g) Derive expressions for magnifying power of simple microscope and compound microscope.
h) Understand the principle of optical fibres, types and its application.

5. WAVES:
Learning Outcomes
a) Understand the simple harmonic motion with examples.
b) Explain energy in simple harmonic motion.
c) Describe practical examples of free and forced oscillations.
d) Understand the resonance with its applications.
e) Understand and describe Doppler’s effect and its causes. Recognize the application of
Doppler’s effect.
f) Understand Ultrasound with its uses in scanning.
g) Show an understanding speed of sound indifferent media.
h) Audioable frequency range.
6. DEFORMATION OF SOLIDS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Appreciate deformation caused by a force and that is in one dimension.
b) Understand tensile or compressive deformation.
c) Understand the terms stress, stain young’s modulusand Bulk modulus.
d) Energy stored in deformed material.
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7. IDEAL GAS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Recall and use equation of state of an ideal gas nRT PV  .
b) State the basic assumptions of Kinetic theory of gases.
c) Derive gas laws on the basis of kinetictheory of gases.
d) Understand pressure of gas
8. HEAT AND THERMODYNAMICS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Understand the term thermal equilibrium.
b) Concepts of temperature and temperature scales.
c) Compare the relative advantage and disadvantage of thermocouple,thermometer
and mercury thermometer.
d) Understand laws of thermodynamics.
e) Show an understanding the term internal energy.
9. ELECTRONICS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Logic gates:
OR gate, AND gate, NOT Gate, NOR gate and NAND gate.
b) Understandthe basic principle of Cathode Ray Oscilloscope and appreciate its use.
10. CURRENT ELECTRICITY:
Learning Outcomes
a) State Ohm’s law and solve problems V= IR
b) Combinations of resistors.
c) Show an understanding of a capacitor.
d) Combinations of capacitors.
11. MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM:
Learning Outcomes
a) Magnetic field due to current in
i) Straight wire
ii) Solenoid
b) Understand Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
12. MODERN PHYSICS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Principle of production of X-rays by electron bombardment on metal target.
b) Describe main features of X-ray tube.
c) Use of X-rays in imaging internal body structures.
d) Show an understanding of the purpose of computed tomography or CT scanning.
e) Show an understanding of the principles of CT scanning.
f) Understand laser principle and its type (Helium –Neon Laser).
g) Describe the application of laser in medicine and industry.
13. NUCLEAR PHYSICS:
Learning Outcomes
a) Understand Radioactivity.
b) Understand Radioactive decay.
c) Radio Isotopes and their biological uses.
d) Nuclear radiation detectors
GM tube, Wilsoncloud chamber.
e) Radiation hazards and biological effect of radiation.

Sr. No Topic MCQs
     
1. Physical Quantities and Units 02
     
2. Forces 02
     
3. Fluid Dynamics 03
     
4. Light 04
     
5. Waves 04
     
6. Deformation of Solids 02
     
7. Ideal Gases 02
     
8. Heat and Thermodynamics 03
     
9. Electronics 02
     
10. Current Electricity 03
     
11. Magnetism and Electromagnetism 03
     
12. Modern Physics 07
     
13. Nuclear Physics 07
     
  Total 44
   

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