# Understanding Translational Movement Dimensions in MCAT Physics

As a pre-med student preparing to take your MCAT, you want to make sure you have a solid base in translation in the physical sciences section, not only in terms of how to solve equations and apply formulas, but also a conceptual understanding of training.

Depending on the type of physics class you took in college, you learned how to solve a translation movement issues 1, 2 or 3 dimensions. However, for the MCAT you only have to worry about solving the kinematic questions in one or two dimensions, or sometimes a combination of both.

Understanding the nature of these dimensions will be the first step to control physical MCAT. The concept of "one-dimensional" refers to the movement that occurs in one direction. Management may face anyway, but it will never be out of bounds.

One dimension of common problems in physics MCAT will refer to the movement going in the direction x or y direction.

The traditional table you learned in school did you draw a line parallel to the horizontal, as the x direction, and another line perpendicular to the horizontal or vertical parallel to your direction y.

You can choose to label the horizontal as "y" and its vertical as 'x' as long as you are consistent with the mathematical equations involved and the appropriate units.

But do not forget our questions in two dimensions. To see this idea brought to life, watch this video tutorial on the dimensions in translational motion.

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