Cracking the MCAT

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Random House, 2010 - Medical - 1049 pages
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The MCAT tests more than your knowledge of basic physical and biological sciences. You need to know absolutely everything, from amino acids and proteins to translational motion to verbal reasoning and more. Review all necessary content with this comprehensive MCAT preparation book, brought to you by the creators of The Princeton Review’s top-notch MCAT class.  

Cracking the MCAT, 2010-2011 Editionincludes: 

• A full-color, 16-page tear-out reference guide with all of the most important formulas, diagrams, information, concepts, and charts for each section of the MCAT
• Complete coverage of all topics on the MCAT, including physics, general chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, verbal reasoning, and the essays
• Exclusive free online access to 4 full-length practice tests with explanations
• Practice passages, questions, and complete explanations at the end of every chapter for maximum practice and preparation
• Tons of practice problems with detailed explanations and step-by-step solutions
• A comprehensive index
 

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Contents

UNDERSTANDING THE MCAT AND TNIS BO0I I
2
CONCEPTUAL PREMISES
15
Practice Passage and Questions
22
ENERGY WORK POWER AND MOMENTIJM
97
7FLUlDS AND SOLIDS
124
8ELECTROTATlC
140
1 Mastery Achieved
158
Capacitance
165
Blood Flow
597
The Lymphatic System
610
The Musculoskeletal System
618
The Skin
689
POPULATIONS EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
717
BONDING
731
STEREOCHEMISTRY
751
HYDROCARBONS
771

WAVES OSCILLATIONS AND SIMPLE HARMONIC MOTION 199
198
I2 LIGHT AND OPTICS
219
I3 ATOMS ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE
241
BONDING AND MOLECULAR FORMATION
259
FUNDAMENTAL PHENOMENA 275
274
EQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICS
295
THERMODYNAMICS 309
308
SOLUTIONS AND SOLUBILITY
329
Answers and Explanations
346
Practice Passage and Questions
364
Practice Passage and Questions
387
Practice Passage and Questions
409
EUKARYOTIC CELLS
448
PERPETUATION OF TIIE SPECIES
508
ZBTHE DEVELOPING ORGANISM
533
BACTERIA VIRUSES AND FUNGI 545
544
PRINCIPAL BIOCHEMICAL PATHWAYS OF THE CELL
561
GAS EXCHANGE CIRCULATION
589
Al lVl HALIDES AND ALCOHOLS 803
802
ALDEHYDES AND KETONES
825
CAIIBOXVLIC ACIDS AND CAIIBOXYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES
847
Carboxylic Acids Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
860
AMINES AMINO ACIDS AND PROTEINS
872
4O CARBOHYDRATES 899
898
SEPARATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC
917
MASTEIIING VERBAL REASONING
938
Question Types
946
433
955
SYSTEMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF CORRECT
967
UNDERSTANDING THE MCAT ESSAY
1017
SIX ESSAY EXERCISES
1025
INDEX 1033
1032
451
1034
372
1040
523
1048
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