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MCAT Basics (from MedSchoolCoach)

Nov 2, 2020

Episode 52

This MCAT podcast covers work and energy. I cover the mathematical and conceptual definitions of work, the sign convention of work, mechanical advantage and path dependency. In terms of energy, I discuss the general definition of energy, energy vs. work, the different types of energy, and heat transfer.


  • [01:43] Work
  • [06:28] Units of Work
  • [07:18] Sign Conventions of Work
  • [11:42] Work Kinetic Energy Theorem
  • [15:38] Path Dependent vs Path Independent Work
  • [18:29] Mechanical Advantage
  • [21:08] The Efficiency of a Machine
  • [23:17] Work and Power
  • [24:25] Work and Energy
  • [29:10] Types of Heat Transfer

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