\$44.99

# Cambridge International AS & A Level Complete Physics

By Jim Breithaupt, John Quill, Jaykishan Sharma, Camille Pervenche, Hossam Ibrahim Attya
US\$ 44.99
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Book Description

Ensure students achieve top exam marks, and can confidently progress to further study, with an academically rigorous yet accessible approach from Cambridge examiners. With full syllabus match, extensive practice and exam guidance this new edition embeds a comprehensive understanding of scientific concepts and develops advanced skills for strong assessment potential.

Be confident of full syllabus support with a comprehensive syllabus matching grid and learning objectives drawn directly from the latest syllabus (9702), for first examination from 2022. Written by Cambridge examiners, this new edition if packed with focused and explicit assessment guidance, support and practice to ensure your students are fully equipped for their exams.

With a stretching yet accessible approach Cambridge International AS &amp; A Level Complete Physics develops advanced problem solving and scientific skills and contextualizes scientific concepts to ensure your students are ready to progress to further study. All answers are available on the accompanying answer support site.

Take your students exam preparation further and ensure they get the grades they deserve with additional exam-focused support available in the Enhanced Online Student Book and the Exam Success Guide.

• Contents
• Introduction
• Part 1: Skills for starting physics
• Part 2: Practical skills
• AS Level
• 1 Kinematics
• 1.1 Vectors and scalars
• 1.2 Speed and velocity
• 1.3 Acceleration
• 1.4 Motion along a straight line at a constant acceleration
• 1.5 Free fall
• 1.6 Motion graphs
• 1.7 More calculations on motion along a straight line
• 1.8 Projectile motion 1
• 1.9 Projectile motion 2
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 2 Forces in action
• 2.1 Force and acceleration
• 2.2 Using F = ma
• 2.3 Terminal velocity
• 2.4 Work and energy
• 2.5 Kinetic energy and potential energy
• 2.6 Power
• 2.7 Efficiency
• 2.8 Renewable energy
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 3 Forces in equilibrium
• 3.1 Balanced forces
• 3.2 The principle of moments
• 3.3 More on moments
• 3.4 Stability
• 3.5 Equilibrium rules
• 3.6 Statics calculations
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 4 Force and momentum
• 4.1 Momentum
• 4.2 Impact force
• 4.3 Conservation of momentum
• 4.4 Elastic and inelastic collisions
• 4.5 Explosions
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 5 Forces and materials
• 5.1 Density
• 5.2 Pressure
• 5.3 Upthrust
• 5.4 Springs
• 5.5 Deformation of solids
• 5.6 More about stress and strain
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• Key concepts: Forces
• 6 Electric current
• 6.1 Electric charge
• 6.2 Current and charge
• 6.3 Potential difference and power
• 6.4 Resistance
• 6.5 Components and their characteristics
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 7 D.C. circuits
• 7.1 Circuit rules
• 7.3 E m f and internal resistance
• 7.4 More circuit calculations
• 7.5 The potential divider
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 8 Waves
• 8.1 Waves and vibrations
• 8.2 Measuring waves
• 8.3 Wave properties
• 8.4 Electromagnetic waves and polarisation
• 8.5 Superposition
• 8.6 Stationary and progressive waves
• 8.7 More about stationary waves on strings
• 8.8 Stationary waves in pipes
• 8.9 The Doppler effect
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 9 Interference
• 9.1 Interference of light
• 9.3 The diffraction grating
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 10 Particle physics
• 10.1 The discovery of the nucleus
• 10.2 Inside the atom
• 10.3 The properties of α, β and γ radiation
• 10.5 The dangers of radioactivity
• 10.6 Fundamental particles
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• Key concepts: Electricity, waves and radioactivity
• A Level
• 11 Motion in a circle
• 11.1 Uniform circular motion
• 11.2 Centripetal acceleration
• 11.4 At the fairground
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 12 Oscillations
• 12.1 Measuring oscillations
• 12.2 The principles of simple harmonic motion
• 12.3 More about sine waves
• 12.4 Applications of simple harmonic motion
• 12.5 Energy and simple harmonic motion
• 12.6 Forced oscillations and resonance
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 13 Gravitational fields
• 13.1 Gravitational field strength
• 13.2 Gravitational potential
• 13.3 Newton’s law of gravitation
• 13.4 Planetary fields
• 13.5 Satellite motion
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 14 Electric fields
• 14.1 Electric field strength
• 14.2 Coulomb’s law
• 14.3 Electric potential
• 14.4 Electric field strength and potential of point charges
• 14.5 Comparison between electric and gravitational fields
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 15 Capacitors
• 15.1 Capacitance
• 15.2 Capacitors in series and parallel
• 15.3 Energy stored in a charged capacitor
• 15.4 Capacitor discharge
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 16 Magnetic fields
• 16.1 Magnetic field patterns
• 16.2 The motor effect
• 16.3 Magnetic flux density
• 16.4 Moving charges in a magnetic field
• 16.5 Charged particles in circular orbits
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 17 Electromagnetic induction
• 17.1 Generating electricity
• 17.2 The laws of electromagnetic induction
• 17.3 Alternating current
• 17.4 The transformer
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• Key concepts: Fields
• 18 Thermal physics
• 18.1 Internal energy and temperature
• 18.2 Temperature scales
• 18.3 Specific heat capacity
• 18.4 Change of state
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 19 Gases
• 19.1 Experiments on gases
• 19.2 The ideal gas law
• 19.3 The kinetic theory of gases
• 19.4 Thermodynamics of ideal gases
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 20 Quantum theory
• 20.1 Photoelectricity
• 20.3 Energy levels and spectra
• 20.4 Wave–particle duality
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 21 Nuclear physics
• 21.2 The theory of radioactive decay
• 21.3 Radioactive isotopes in use
• 21.4 Energy from the nucleus
• 21.5 Binding energy
• 21.6 Fission and fusion
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 22 Medical imaging
• 22.1 Ultrasonic imaging
• 22.2 X-rays
• 22.3 PET scanning
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• 23 Astrophysics and cosmology
• 23.1 Astronomical distances
• 23.3 Hubble’s law and the Big Bang theory
• Exam-style and Practice Questions
• Key concepts: Thermal and nuclear physics, medical imaging and astrophysics and cosmology
• 24 Mathematical skills
• 24.1 Data handling
• 24.2 Trigonometry