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Has anyone taken the SAT physics subject test?

  1. Jan 28, 2007 #1
    Has anyone taken the physics test? I have never seen any model questions, but I just need to know whether the IB physics course will be enough to take the SAT physics.

    Thanks alot:smile:
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  3. Jan 28, 2007 #2
    I am the perfect man! I'm in the IB and took the Physics Subject Test. The IB is a good base, but it doesn't cover important theory in electricity and circuitry relevant to the Physics Subject Test. I'd suggest you get a study guide and a book like this one and read thoroughly about the subjects outside of mechanics.
  4. Jan 28, 2007 #3


    Thanks alot. In mechanics in the IB they won't do angular momentum , angular acceleration and things. Did you see any questions from those too.

    By the way thanks alot for the links and advice, really appreciate it. :smile:
    Did you use the same guides too?

    Thanks alot
  5. Jan 28, 2007 #4
    Yeah I used this guide. But the most important factor in the SAT is you, not your guide, remember that. Also taking practice tests helps. Another recommendation is to consult the Princeton's Review Guide, since it contains problems that Kaplan's do not. You'll need to know the principles of angular momentum conservation for some problems I think. The best you can do is take a lot of practice tests to get familiar with the kind of questions and forge a study guideline.
  6. Jan 30, 2007 #5
    i took it and got an 800, but it was a few years ago. i forgot the types of questions i was asked. :/

    i do recall getting a study book and finding it really useful. don't recall which brand, though.

    might've been kaplan.
  7. Feb 2, 2007 #6

    I bought the Peterson's. That's the only book that I was able to find in my country for physics SAT test.
  8. Feb 8, 2007 #7
    I took it in December and got about 780 without any preparation (I'm in Austria). Just basic mechanics, electrodynmaics and electricity, nothing really difficult
  9. Jul 9, 2007 #8
    I took AP Physics B, and with some preparation (studying for the AP Exam) I got an 800 on the subject test. Like beta3 said, most of the stuff is fairly simple.
  10. Jul 9, 2007 #9
    Same case for me.

    The questions are almost identical to the MC portion of the AP Physics B exam.
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