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# MDCAT Syllabus 2017 , Physics Portion Learning Outcomes

### 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. 0

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. 0

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, in-compressible flow, non- viscous flow as applied to the motion of an ideal fluid.

c) Appreciate the equation of continuity. A1V1  A2V2 for the flow of an ideal and in-compressible fluid.

d) Understand Bernoulli’s equation P   v   gh  2 2 1 Constant

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 ( R  min 1  , R     ) 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 in different 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 modulus and Bulk modulus.

d) Energy stored in deformed material.

### 7. IDEAL GAS:

Learning Outcomes

a) Recall and use equation of state of an ideal gas PV = nRT .

b) State the basic assumptions of Kinetic theory of gases.

c) Derive gas laws on the basis of kinetic theory of gases.

d) Understand pressure of gas    2 0 2 1 3 2 P N mv .

### 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 thermo-couple, 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) Understand the 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, Wilson cloud chamber.

e) Radiation hazards and biological effect of radiation.

6 Table of Specification (PHYSICS-2016) F.Sc. and Non-F.Sc.