Oxford University Press
AQA GCSE Physics for Combined Science: Trilogy
Jim Breithaupt
AQA GCSE Physics for Combined Science: Trilogy
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Specifically tailored for the current (2016) AQA GCSE Science (9-1) specifications, this book supports students on their journey from Key Stage 3 and through to success at GCSE. It includes support for the maths and practical requirements.

Front Cover
Title Page
Required Practicals
How to use this book
1 Energy and energy resources
1 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
2 Energy transfer by heating
P2.1 Energy transfer by conduction
P2.2 Specific heat capacity
P2.3 Heating and insulating buildings
P2 Energy transfer by heating
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
4 Electric circuits
P4.1 Current and charge
P4.2 Potential difference and resistance
P4.3 Component characteristics
P4.4 Series circuits
P4.5 Parallel circuits
P4 Electric circuits
5 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
6 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 Molecules and matter
7 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 Radioactivity
3 Forces in action
8 Forces in balance
P8.1 Vectors and scalars
P8.2 Forces between objects
P8.3 Resultant forces
P8.4 Centre of mass
P8.5 The parallelogram of forces
P8.6 Resolution of forces
P8 Forces in balance
9 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
10 Force and motion
P10.1 Forces and acceleration
P10.2 Weight and terminal velocity
P10.3 Forces and braking
P10.4 Momentum
P10.5 Forces and elasticity
P10 Force and motion
4 Waves and electromagnetism
11 Wave properties
P11.1 The nature of waves
P11.2 The properties of waves
P11.3 Reflection and refraction
P11.4 More about waves
P11 Wave properties
12 Electromagnetic waves
P12.1 The electromagnetic spectrum
P12.2 Light, infrared, microwaves,and radio waves
P12.3 Communications
P12.4 Ultraviolet waves, X-rays,and gamma rays
P12.5 X-rays in medicine
P12 Electromagnetic waves
13 Electromagnetism
13.1 Magnetic fields
P13.2 Magnetic fields of electric currents
P13.3 The motor effect
P13 Electromagnetism
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
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