Oxford University Press
AQA GCSE Physics
Jim Breithaupt
AQA GCSE Physics
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Specifically tailored for the new AQA GCSE Science (9-1) specifications, this third edition supports your students on their journey from Key Stage 3 and through to success in the new linear GCSE qualifications. This series help students and teachers monitor progress, while supporting the increased demand, maths, and new practical requirements.

Front Cover
Title Page
Required Practicals
How to use this book
1 Energy and energy resources
P1 Conservation and dissipation of energy
P1.1 Changes in energy stores
P1.2 Conservation of energy
P1.3 Energy and work
P1.4 Gravitational potential energy stores
P1.5 Kinetic energy and elastic energy stores
P1.6 Energy dissipation
P1.7 Energy and efficiency
P1.8 Electrical appliances
P1.9 Energy and power
P1 Conservation and dissipation of energy
P2 Energy transfer by heating
P2.1 Energy transfer by conduction
P2.2 Infrared radiation
P2.3 More about infrared radiation
P2.4 Specific heat capacity
P2.5 Heating and insulating buildings
P2 Energy transfer by heating
P 3 Energy resources
P3.1 Energy demands
P3.2 Energy from wind and water
P3.3 Power from the Sun and the Earth
P3.4 Energy and the environment
P3.5 Big energy issues
P3 Energy resources
2 Particles at work
P4 Electric circuits
P4.1 Electrical charges and fields
P4.2 Current and charge
P4.3 Potential difference and resistance
P4.4 Component characteristics
P4.5 Series circuits
P4.6 Parallel circuits
P4 Electric circuits
P5 Electricity in the home
P5.1 Alternating current
P5.2 Cables and plugs
P5.3 Electrical power and potential difference
P5.4 Electrical currents and energy transfer
P5.5 Appliances and efficiency
P5 Electricity in the home
P6 Molecules and matter
P6.1 Density
P6.2 States of matter
P6.3 Changes of state
P6.4 Internal energy
P6.5 Specific latent heat
P6.6 Gas pressure and temperature
P6.7 Gas pressure and volume
P6 Molecules and matter
P7 Radioactivity
P7.1 Atoms and radiation
P7.2 The discovery of the nucleus
P7.3 Changes in the nucleus
P7.4 More about alpha, beta, and gamma radiation
P7.5 Activity and half-life
P7.6 Nuclear radiation in medicine
P7.7 Nuclear fission
P7.8 Nuclear fusion
P7.9 Nuclear issues
P7 Radioactivity
3 Forces in action
P8 Forces in balance
P8.1 Vectors and scalars
P8.2 Forces between objects
P8.3 Resultant forces
P8.4 Moments at work
P8.5 More about levers and gears
P8.6 Centre of mass
P8.7 Moments and equilibrium
P8.8 The parallelogram of forces
P8.9 Resolution of forces
P8 Forces in balance
P9 Motion
P9.1 Speed and distance–time graphs
P9.2 Velocity and acceleration
P9.3 More about velocity–time graphs
P9.4 Analysing motion graphs
P9 Motion
P 10 Force and motion
P10.1 Force and acceleration
P10.2 Weight and terminal velocity
P10.3 Forces and braking
P10.4 Momentum
P10.5 Using conservation of momentum
P10.6 Impact forces
P10.7 Safety first
P10.8 Forces and elasticity
P10 Force and motion
P11 Force and pressure
P11.1 Pressure and surfaces
P11.2 Pressure in a liquid at rest
P11.3 Atmospheric pressure
P11.4 Upthrust and flotation
P11 Force and pressure
4 Waves, electromagnetism,and space
P12 Wave properties
12.1 The nature of waves
P12.2 The properties of waves
P12.3 Reflection and refraction
P12.4 More about waves
P12.5 Sound waves
P12.6 The uses of ultrasound
P12.7 Seismic waves
P12 Wave properties
P13 Electromagnetic waves
P13.1 The electromagnetic spectrum
P13.2 Light, infrared, microwaves,and radio waves
P13.3 Communications
P13.4 Ultraviolet waves, X-rays,and gamma rays
P13.5 X-rays in medicine
P13 Electromagnetic waves
P14 Light
P14.1 Reflection of light
P14.2 Refraction of light
P14.3 Light and colour
P14.4 Lenses
P14.5 Using lenses
P14 Light
P15 Electromagnetism
15.1 Magnetic fields
P15.2 Magnetic fields of electriccurrents
P15.3 Electromagnets in devices
P15.4 The motor effect
P15.5 The generator effect
P15.6 The alternating-current generator
P15.7 Transformers
P15.8 Transformers in action
P15 Electromagnetism
P16 Space
P16.1 Formation of the Solar System
P16.2 The life history of a star
P16.3 Planets, satellites, and orbits
P16.4 The expanding universe
P16.5 The beginning and future of the Universe
P16 Space
Paper 1 questions
Paper 2 questions
Maths skills for Physics
MS1 Arithmetic and numerical computation
MS2 Handling data
MS3 Algebra
MS4 Graphs
MS5 Geometry and trigonometry
Working scientifically
Appendix 1: Physics equations
Back Cover
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