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Our HPAT guide and practice exam with brand new, unseen questions are made by a team of Irish-trained doctors with specialist input for various sections.

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Contents: I. Concise tips and tricks for Section I, II and III  Section I: Logical Reasoning and Problem-Solving     Approaching the 3 main types of questions (abstraction of data, dependencies, graph, multiple graphics, scientific method, pure logic principles, common pitfalls, etc)
  Section II: Interpersonal Understanding     Dealing with words you don’t fully understand, choosing between two similar answers     Unwritten rules, beliefs and assumptions of empathetic behaviour
  Section III: Non-verbal Reasoning     Discussion of the main rules (various types of series)   Tricks to do better in all sections of the HPAT     An unsafe and controversial guide to acing multiple choice questions
II. Full practice exam - with elaborate explanations

Please note  the questions are mostly hard, some are very hard, but all are designe…

Leaving Cert Physics: Predictions 2017








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Experiments Levers Boyle’s law Conservation of momentum Levers Acceleration due to gravity

Frequency/length of a string Specific latent heat of vaporisation of water Refractive index Boyle’s law Focal length of a converging lens

Wavelength of monochromatic light Wavelength of monochromatic light Speed of sound in air (tuning fork) Focal length of a concave mirror Frequency/length of a string

Resistivity of nichrome Variation resistance with temp of a metallic conductor Joule’s law Variation of current with potential difference I/V for a semiconductor diode






Long Questions Definitions Definitions Definitions Definitions Definitions

SHM and gravity Gravity and electromagnetic Mechanics Gravity Mechanics

Heat and energy X-rays, photoelectric effect Light and waves Resonance Light and waves

Semiconductors Electric charge Nuclear physics Electricity Nuclear physics

Nuclear physics Mechanical waves Electric charge Radioactivity Electricity: resistance, Wheatstone bridge

Electromagnetic and electricity Particle physics and electricity Doppler effect and electricity Linear accelerators and galvanometers Particle physics and applied electricity

Light: geometrical and modern Electromagnetic and electricity Particle physics and applied electricity Seismometers (mechanics, electromagnetic, etc) Wind turbines (mechanics, sounds, etc)
Question 12 Mechanics and nuclear Mechanics SHM SHM Mechanics

Electric field Geometrical optics Geometrical optics Light and waves Geometrical optics

Doppler effect and circular motion Temperature and electivity Heat Electric charge Heat

Pair annihilation or motors Radioactivity Electomagnetic Heat: thermocouple Light and waves

As you can see from the table above, the experiments tend to repeat! The Doppler effect and nuclear physics get more than their fair share. Mechanics is everywhere and tends to always be the same - the same formulas over and over again. Electricity is a little more inventive because it covers more things in less detail. Radioactivity seems to be left out a lot. All in all, Physics appears quite balanced as a subject with few idiosyncrasies.

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