Cracking the MCAT: 2011-2012 Edition

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Random House, 2011 - 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. Cracking the MCAT will help you review all the necessary content with in-depth coverage of all subjects tested on the MCAT. This book includes:

-A FULL-COLOR, 16-PAGE TEAR-OUT REFERENCE GUIDE with all the most important formulas, diagrams, information, concepts, and charts for each section of the MCAT

-COMPLETE COVERAGE of all the 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 comprehensive answers and explanations

-PRACTICE passages, questions, and detailed EXPLANATIONS with STEP-BY-STEP SOLUTIONS at the end of every chapter for maximum practice and preparation

-A COMPREHENSIVE INDEX

 

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Contents

UNDERSTANDING THE MCAT AND THIS BOOK
1
CONCEPTUAL PREMISES
15
TRANSLATIONAI MOT0N
27
THE RENAL ENDOCRINE AND NERVOUS
30
STEl1EOCllEMllIlY
34
Acceleration
39
Uniformly Accelerated Motion in One Dimension
46
Acceleration and Circular Motion
54
PASSAGEV un
455
Transcription
471
Translation
488
DNA Transcription and Translation in Perspective
499
PERPETUATION OF THE SPECIES
508
THE DEVELOPING ORGANISM
533
BACTERIA VIRUSES AND FUNGI
545
PIIIICIPAL BIOCHEMICAL PATHWAYS OFTIIE CELL
561

FORCES
61
ENERGY WORK POWER AND MOMENTUM
97
FLUIDS AND SOLIDS 125
124
ELECTROSTATICS
141
9CAPAClTOIlS 159
158
ELECTROMAGNETISM
173
IZLIGHTAND OPTICS
219
ATOMS ELEMENTS AND THE PERIODIC TABLE
241
BONDING ANO MOLECULAR FORMATION
259
The Formation of Molecules
268
FUNDAMENTAL PNENOMENA
275
EQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICS 295
294
THEIINIODYNAMICS
309
I8 SOLUTIONS AND SOLUBILITY 329
328
I9 GASES 19 1 Mastery Achieved The Gas Phase and Associate
349
PHASE CHANGES
369
21AClDBASE CllElllSTRV
387
ELECTROCllEMlSTRY 413
412
EUKARYDTIC CELLS
433
THE GENETIC MATEl1lAL DEOXYRIBDNUCLEIC ACID
451
GAS EXCHANGE CIRCULATION
588
The Renal System
633
The Endocrine System
645
The Nervous System
663
The Sensory Organs
686
MECHANISMS OF HEREDITY 593
693
POPULATIDNS EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
717
BONDING 731
730
CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND CARBQXYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES
847
AMINES AMINO ACIDS AIID PROTEINS 873
872
CARBOHYDRATES
899
MASTERING VEIIBAL IIEASONING
939
VEIIBAL REASONING DISTIIACTOIIS
953
SYSTEMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF CORRECT
966
Answers and Explanations 937
981
Answers and Explanations 45 4 PASSAGE IV 991
991
PASSAGEVI
1001
UNDERSTANDING TIIE MCAT ESSAY
1017
589
1039
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James L. Flowers, M.D., holds a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He owns and operates the Flowers Medical Clinic in Milwaukee, where he is a board-certified specialist in internal medicine with a special interest in pain management.
Theodore Silver, M.D., is the creator of the country's leading MCAT preparatory course, offered by The Princeton Review. He holds a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and currently teaches at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.
The Princeton Review has prepared more than 100,000 students for MCAT success with courses, books, and online support.

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