Oxford University Press
Cambridge International AS & A Level Complete Physics
Jim Breithaupt, John Quill, Jaykishan Sharma, Camille Pervenche, Hossam Ibrahim Attya
Education & Teaching
Cambridge International AS & A Level Complete Physics
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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 & 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.

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
11 Motion in a circle
11.1 Uniform circular motion
11.2 Centripetal acceleration
11.3 On the road
11.4 At the fairground
Exam-style and Practice Questions
24 Mathematical skills
24.1 Data handling
24.2 Trigonometry
24.3 More about algebra
24.4 Straight-line graphs
24.5 Graphs, gradients and areas
24.6 Logarithms
24.7 Exponential decrease
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
7.2 More about resistance
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
9.2 More about interference
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
10.4 More about 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
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
20.2 More about photoelectricity
20.3 Energy levels and spectra
20.4 Wave–particle duality
Exam-style and Practice Questions
21 Nuclear physics
21.1 Radioactive decay
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
23.2 Stellar radii
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
Answers to summary tests
Answers to end-of-chapter questions
Answers to key concept questions
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