## Physics Topics Covered on the OAT

Ready for content review? According to the Official Optometry Admissions Test (OAT) 2024 Candidate Guide, the following physics topics are covered:

- Units and Vectors
- Linear Kinematics
- Statics
- Dynamics
- Rotational Motion
- Energy and Momentum
- Simple Harmonic Motion
- Waves
- Fluid Statics
- Thermal Energy and Thermodynamics
- Electrostatics
- D.C. Circuits
- Optics

## Complete List of Chad's Videos to Watch for the OAT

We've compiled a concise list of Chad’s free physics videos that covers all of the OAT topics!

Note: We're not affiliated with Chad. Chad has a list of paid OAT videos on his own site, you can check it out here.

### Units and Vectors

### Linear Kinematics

- 2.1: Displacement, Velocity, and Acceleration
- 2.2: Introduction to Kinematics Calculations
- 2.3: Kinematics Calculations for Freely Falling Objects
- 2.4: Diagrams of Position vs Time
- 2.5: Diagrams of Velocity vs Time
- 3.1: Relative Motion
- 3.2: Projectile Motion in One and Two Dimensions
- 3.3: Projectile Motion Example #2 - Drop in Height of a Ball Thrown by a Pitcher
- 3.4: Projectile Motion Example #3 - Projectile Fired at a Building

### Dynamics

- 4.1: Introduction to Forces, Fields, and Newton’s Laws of Motion
- 4.2: Introduction to Gravity, Normal Force, and Friction
- 4.3: Examples Involving a Scale on an Elevator
- 4.4: Examples Involving Pulling on a Horizontal Surface
- 4.5: Examples Involving Inclined Planes
- 4.6: Example Involving Tension
- 4.7: Examples Involving Pulleys

### Energy and Momentum

- 5.1: Work
- 5.2: Mechanical Energy
- 5.3: Springs
- 5.4: Power
- 5.5: Work by a Varying Force
- 6.1: Momentum and Impulse
- 6.2: Introduction to Elastic, Inelastic, and Perfectly Inelastic Collisions
- 6.3: Collisions Example #1 - An Inelastic Collision
- 6.4: Collisions Example #2 - Exploding Fragments as a Perfectly Inelastic Collision in Reverse
- 6.5: Collisions Example #3 - Determining the Speed of a Bullet

### Rotational Motion

- 7.1: Rotational Kinematics
- 7.2: Centripetal Force and Acceleration
- 7.3: Examples Involving Centripetal Force and Acceleration
- 7.4: Gravity and Centripetal Force and Acceleration
- 7.5: Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion

### Statics

- 8.1: Introduction to Torque and Rotational Inertia
- 8.2: Torque for a Door on a Hinge
- 8.3: Torque Problem for Systems in Equilibrium Example #1
- 8.4: Torque Problem for Systems in Equilibrium Example #2
- 8.5: Torque Problem for Systems in Equilibrium Example #3
- 8.6: Angular Momentum and Rotational Kinetic Energy

### Fluid Statics

- 9.1: Elasticity of Solids
- 9.2: Density and Pressure
- 9.3: Manometers and Barometers
- 9.4: Buoyancy and Archimedes’ Principle
- 9.5: The Hydraulic Jack
- 9.6: Hydrodynamics Laminar Flow and The Equation of Continuity
- 9.7: Hydrodynamics Bernoulli’s Equation

### Thermal Energy and Thermodynamics

- 10.1: Pressure and Gas Laws
- 10.2: The Combined Gas Law and Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressures
- 10.3: The Kinetic Model of Gases and the Perfect Gas Law
- 10.4: Maxwell Distribution of Speeds
- 11/12.1: Introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics
- 11/12.2: Heat Capacities
- 11/12.3: Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and Cp/Cv
- 11/12.4: Expansion Work
- 11/12.5: Calculations and Derivations Involving Internal Energy and Enthalpy
- 11/12.6: The 2nd and 3rd Laws of Thermodynamics and Entropy
- 11/12.7: Entropy Changes During Expansion and Heating

### Simple Harmonic Motion

### Waves

- 13.3: Waves
- 13.4: Standing Waves
- 14.1: Wave Nature and Speed of Sound
- 14.2: Sound Intensity and Intensity Level
- 14.3: Doppler Effect

### Electrostatics

- 15.1: Charge, Insulators, and Conductors
- 15.2: Coulomb’s Law
- 15.3: Electric Fields
- 15.4: Conductors in Electrostatic Equilibrium

### D.C. Circuits

- 16.1: Electric Potential and Potential Energy
- 16.2: Capacitance and Parallel Plate Capacitors
- 16.3: Capacitors in D.C. Circuits
- 17.1: Current and Ohm’s Law
- 17.2: Resistance
- 17.3: Resistors in D.C. Circuits
- 17.4: Voltmeters and Ammeters

### Optics

- 22.1: Plane Mirrors and the Law of Reflection
- 22.2: Indexes of Refraction
- 22.3: Snell’s Law of Refraction
- 22.4: Total Internal Reflection
- 22.5: Apparent Depth
- 23.1: Introduction to Spherical Mirrors and Thin Lenses
- 23.2: Concave Converging Mirrors
- 23.3: Convex Diverging Mirrors
- 23.4: Diverging Lenses
- 23.5: Converging Lenses
- 23.6: Calculations Involving Mirrors and Thin Lenses
- 23.7: Combinations of Lenses
- 23.8: Vision Correction

**Note: **Topics covered in Chad’s lesson videos for Chapters 18-21 and 24-25 are not covered on the OAT. You can skip these, or watch them later for fun :)

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