
 Atomic Structure and Spectra
 Atomic Nucleus
 Atomic number, atomic weight
 Neutrons, protons, isotopes
 Nuclear forces
 Radioactive decay: alpha, beta, gamma, halflife, stability, exponential decay, semilog plots
 General nature of fission
 General nature of fusion
 Mass deficit, energy liberated, binding energy
Old AAMC Topics: the topics below have either been removed or modified from the original AAMC topic.
Magnetism
Basic Concepts and General Techniques (old aamc topic)
This entire section has been taken out of the official aamc topics list.
 Units and dimensions
 Metric units:
 conversions within metric system
 conversion from metric to English units
 conversion within English system
 Dimensional balance, checking equations for dimensional correctness
 Significant figures
 Numerical estimation
 Basic concepts
 Mass, length, time
 Role of experiment and measurement
 Graphing techniques
 Cartesian coordinate system
 Use of semilog graph paper
 Use of loglog graph paper
 Error analysis
 Random vs. systematic errors
 Propagation of errors
 Mean and standard deviation
 Chi
 Student t
Source: Official MCAT physics topics were obtained directly from the AAMC.

