Category 4A within foundational concept 4 of the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems section of the MCAT exam focuses on the translational motion, energy, forces, work, and equilibrium found in living systems. Category 4A is the first of five content categories within foundational concept 4.
Overview of Foundational Concept 4, Category 4A
Displacement, velocity and acceleration are terms than can be used to describe the motion of any object. Objects speed up when they are subjected to outside forces. Objects are at equilibrium when the net force and the net torque action upon the object is at zero. In all living systems, the energy required for motion is derived from the metabolism of fuel molecules. This is all information you will be tested on as part of category 4A within foundational concept 4.
Via the Association of American Medical Colleges, the topics and subtopics that will appear in category 4A within foundational concept 4 include:
Keep in mind that topics that appear on multiple content lists will be treated differently. All questions will focus on the topics as they are specifically described in the narrative for the respective content category. Consult with faculty members or pre-health advisors for more information about category 4A within foundational concept 4 of the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems section of the MCAT exam.