MCAT Basics Podcast

Work and Energy

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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Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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