In the first part of our series on circuits and capacitors, we discuss standard resister circuits. Circuits are relevant when it comes to the circulatory system, skin resistance, medical machines, and the cellular membrane. Watch this webinar to learn how to read circuit diagrams, break down series and parallels resisters, and to calculate with Ohm’s law. 


At a glance


Essential skills

  • Interpret circuit diagrams

  • Calculate Req, current and voltage for total circuit and individual resistors

  • Make connections between fluid and circuits, pressure and voltage, flow and current


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • Ohm's law

  • Series versus parallel circuits

  • Other circuit elements like voltmeter, ammeter, step up and step down transformers

  • Electrical power


On the MCAT

  • On the whole, the MCAT will test basic circuits, but once in a while an advanced problem will be thrown in (example problem 5 of this deck!)

  • Circuits can be easily applied to fluids and the circulatory system so please refer back to our circulatory system 2 webinar for a refresher!


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