Okay, here's the story: I'm currently in high school in the United States, and am in the process of applying to Oxford for physics right now. Part of their application procedure includes an aptitude test, which covers a bunch of topics. The math I have no problem with at all, I've done most algebra (save for linear) and trig, and took ap calc ab last year (and scored a 5). On the physics side of things, I'm not as good. Here's the list of topics covered in physics on the test, according to their syllabus: "Mechanics: distance, velocity, speed, acceleration, and the relationships between them. Interpretation of graphs. Response to forces; Newton’s laws of motion; weight and mass; addition of forces; circular motion. Friction, air resistance, and terminal velocity. Levers, pulleys and other elementary machines. Springs and Hooke’s law. Kinetic and potential energy and their inter-conversion; other forms of energy; conservation of energy; power and work. Waves and optics: longitudinal and transverse waves; amplitude, frequency, period, wavelength and speed, and the relationships between them. Basic properties of the electromagnetic spectrum. Reflection at plane mirrors. Refraction and elementary properties of prisms and lenses including total internal reflection (mathematical treatment not required). Elementary understanding of interference and diffraction (mathematical treatment not required). Electricity and magnetism: current, voltage (potential difference), charge, resistance; relationships between them and links to energy and power. Elementary circuits including batteries, wires, resistors, filament lamps, diodes, capacitors, light dependent resistors and thermistors; series and parallel circuits. Elementary electrostatic forces and magnetism (mathematical treatment not required). Links between electricity and magnetism; electromagnets, motors, generators and transformers. Current as a flow of electrons; thermionic emission and energy of accelerated electron beams. Natural world: atomic and nuclear structure; properties of alpha, beta and gamma radiation; half lives. Nuclear fission. Structure of the solar system. Phases of the moon and eclipses. Elementary treatment of circular orbits under gravity including orbital speed, radius, period, centripetal acceleration, and gravitational centripetal force. Satellites; geostationary and polar orbits. Elementary properties of solids, liquids and gases including responses to pressure and temperature." I feel comfortable with a decent amount of these topics, as I've taken AP Chemistry and astronomy courses at a university level. However, I never learned electricity, magnetism, or optics, and I've never felt comfortable with forces, friction, machines, work, or power. What can I do in order to brush up and (hopefully) be prepared for this exam? By the way, I'm taking the exam on November 5.