Advanced Physics
$63.75

Advanced Physics

By Jonathan Allday, Steve Adams, Eileen Ramsden, Ray Barker, Darrel Barsby, Rob Commons, Gez Rizzo, Michala Swales, Ian Wood, J F Rounce, T L Lowe, Joan Sybil Chambers, D J Crawshaw, Brian Jefferson, David Bowles, Eddie Mullan, Garry Wiseman, John Rayneau, Mike Heylings, Rob Wagner, Steve Cavill, Tony Beadsworth, C P Rourke, Mark Gaulter, Brian Gaulter
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Book Description

Written by members of the Editorial Board of the Institute of Physics, Advanced Physics makes A-level physics accessible to all students, with Maths boxes throughout to support concept development. Questions give opportunities to practise recall and analytical skills, and there are high quality diagrams and full colour illustrations throughout.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • IFC
  • Imprint
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 the scope of physics
    • 1.1 Explaining everything
    • 1.2 Fields
    • 1.3 Quantum mysteries
    • 1.4 The scale of physics
    • 1.5 Chaos
  • Chapter 2 Handling data
    • 2.1 Base units and derived units
    • 2.2 Dimensions
    • 2.3 Customized units
    • 2.4 Scientific notation
    • 2.5 Using scientific calculators
    • 2.6 Uncertainties
    • 2.7 Working with uncertainties
    • 2.8 Graphical analysis
    • 2.9 Investigations
    • 2.10 Interfacing and datalogging
  • Chapter 3 Mechanics
    • 3.1 Capturing and displaying motion
    • 3.2 Equations of motion
    • 3.3 Vectors
    • 3.4 Force as a vector
    • 3.5 Turning effects
    • 3.6 Mass, weight, and density
    • 3.7 Forces in buildings
    • 3.8 Hooke’s law
    • 3.9 Falling
    • 3.10 Projectile motion
    • 3.11 What is energy?
    • 3.12 Work
    • 3.13 Kinetic and potential energy
    • 3.14 Power and efficiency
    • 3.15 Fluid pressure
    • 3.16 The Bernoulli equation
    • 3.17 The Bernoulli effect
    • 3.18 The physics of flight
    • 3.19 The Newtonian revolution
    • 3.20 Newton’s first law of motion
    • 3.21 Force and motion
    • 3.22 Newton’s second law of motion
    • 3.23 Newton’s third law of motion
    • 3.24 Interactions and collisions
    • 3.25 Friction
    • 3.26 Newton in action – 1
    • 3.27 Newton in action – 2
    • 3.28 Rotation
    • 3.29 Uniform circular motion
    • 3.30 Examples of rotation
    • 3.31 Rotational dynamics
    • 3.32 Oscillators
    • 3.33 Cyclic motion
    • 3.34 Simple harmonic motion
    • 3.35 Oscillators and energy
    • 3.36 Simple harmonic motion in action
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 4 electricity
    • 4.1 Electric charge and current
    • 4.2 The microscopic nature of current
    • 4.3 Electric circuits
    • 4.4 Energy transformations in circuits
    • 4.5 Kirchhoff’s laws
    • 4.6 Combining resistors
    • 4.7 Factors that influence resistance
    • 4.8 Energy and power
    • 4.9 Component characteristics
    • 4.10 Variable resistors and potential dividers
    • 4.11 Cells
    • 4.12 Alternating current
    • 4.13 Semiconductor devices
    • 4.14 Electricity in the home
    • 4.15 Introduction to capacitors
    • 4.16 Charging and discharging capacitors
    • 4.17 Further work on capacitors
    • 4.18 Energy stored in a capacitor
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 5 Fields
    • 5.1 The gravitational field
    • 5.2 Newton’s law of gravitation
    • 5.3 Force and field strength – 1. Gravitation
    • 5.4 Potential energy and potential
    • 5.5 The Earth in space
    • 5.6 Orbits
    • 5.7 Force and field strength – 2. Electricity
    • 5.8 Electric potential and potential energy
    • 5.9 Field lines and equipotentials
    • 5.10 Conductors in electric fields
    • 5.11 Parallel-plate capacitors
    • 5.12 Insulators
    • 5.13 Contrasting electric and gravitational fields
    • 5.14 Magnetic forces on charges
    • 5.15 Magnetic forces between currents
    • 5.16 Magnetic fields generated by currents
    • 5.17 Electromagnetic devices – 1. The motor
    • 5.18 Electromagnetic devices – 2. The loudspeaker and the relay
    • 5.19 Deflecting electron beams
    • 5.20 The cathode-ray tube
    • 5.21 Magnetically induced electric currents
    • 5.22 Electrically induced currents
    • 5.23 Electromagnetic induction
    • 5.24 Examples of induction
    • 5.25 Self-induction
    • 5.26 Reactive circuits
    • 5.27 Phasors and reactive circuits
    • 5.28 Transformers and power supplies
    • 5.29 Power generation and transmission
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 6 Waves
    • 6.1 Waves
    • 6.2 Mechanical waves
    • 6.3 Electromagnetic waves
    • 6.4 Reflection
    • 6.5 Refraction
    • 6.6 Total internal reflection
    • 6.7 Superposition
    • 6.8 The double-slit experiment
    • 6.9 Diffraction
    • 6.10 Resolving detail
    • 6.11 Diffraction gratings
    • 6.12 Spectra
    • 6.13 The speed of light
    • 6.14 The speed of mechanical waves
    • 6.15 Standing waves
    • 6.16 Standing waves and music
    • 6.17 Standing wave patterns
    • 6.18 The Doppler effect
    • 6.19 Polarization
    • 6.20 Geometrical optics
    • 6.21 Optical instruments
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 7 Heat
    • 7.1 Very large versus very small
    • 7.2 The first law of thermodynamics
    • 7.3 Temperature scales
    • 7.4 Ideal gas behaviour
    • 7.5 The physics of ideal gases
    • 7.6 The kinetic theory of gases
    • 7.7 Linking temperature to kinetics
    • 7.8 Specific heat capacity
    • 7.9 Phase changes
    • 7.10 Heat engines
    • 7.11 Real engines
    • 7.12 Entropy
    • 7.13 The second and third laws of thermodynamics
    • 7.14 The Boltzmann constant
    • 7.15 Flow
    • 7.16 Thermal radiation
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 8 Modern physics
    • 8.1 Models of the atom
    • 8.2 The discovery of the electron
    • 8.3 The mass and charge of an electron
    • 8.4 Quanta
    • 8.5 Photon physics
    • 8.6 Matter waves
    • 8.7 Wave–particle duality
    • 8.8 Electron microscopes
    • 8.9 The quantum atom
    • 8.10 Atomic spectra
    • 8.11 Radioactivity
    • 8.12 Random decay
    • 8.13 The decay equation
    • 8.14 Radiation detectors
    • 8.15 Radiation hazards
    • 8.16 Half-life
    • 8.17 Longer half-lives
    • 8.18 An alpha source
    • 8.19 Investigating alpha particles
    • 8.20 Beta particles
    • 8.21 Gamma rays
    • 8.22 Radioactivity in action
    • 8.23 Special relativity
    • 8.24 Time and space
    • 8.25 Mass and energy
    • 8.26 The nucleus
    • 8.27 Nuclear energy
    • 8.28 Nuclear binding energy and stability
    • 8.29 Nuclear fission
    • 8.30 Modelling nuclear processes
    • 8.31 Nuclear reactors
    • 8.32 Nuclear fusion
    • 8.33 X-rays
    • 8.34 Using X-rays
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 9 the physics of particles
    • 9.1 Big science
    • 9.2 Using relativity in particle physics
    • 9.2 Using relativity in particle physics
    • 9.3 Collisions and decays
    • 9.4 Accelerating particles
    • 9.5 Modern accelerators
    • 9.6 Detecting particles
    • 9.7 The UA1 detector – a case study
    • 9.8 Leptons
    • 9.9 Anti-matter
    • 9.10 Neutrinos
    • 9.11 Hadrons and quarks
    • 9.12 Conservation laws – 1
    • 9.13 Conservation laws – 2
    • 9.14 Evidence for quarks
    • 9.15 Exchange forces – 1
    • 9.16 Exchange forces – 2
    • 9.17 Particle physics in the nucleus
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 10 the physics of materials
    • 10.1 Mechanical properties of materials
    • 10.2 Stress–strain graphs
    • 10.3 Bonding and packing
    • 10.4 Crystalline materials
    • 10.5 Metallic structures
    • 10.6 Explaining metal properties
    • 10.7 Polymers
    • 10.8 Rubber
    • 10.9 Building materials
    • 10.10 Glass and ceramics
    • 10.11 Wear and tear
    • 10.12 Testing, squeezing, and bending
    • 10.13 Magnetic materials
    • 10.14 Energy band theory
    • 10.15 Semiconductor materials
    • 10.16 The Hall effect
    • 10.17 Optical properties of materials
    • 10.18 Lasers
    • 10.19 Using lasers
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 11 the physics of the body
    • 11.1 The body – structure
    • 11.2 The body – movement
    • 11.3 The eye
    • 11.4 The eye’s optical system in detail
    • 11.5 The ear
    • 11.6 The body electric
    • 11.7 Radiation and the body
    • 11.8 Medical uses of radiation
    • 11.9 Medical X-rays
    • 11.10 Radiation therapy
    • 11.11 Electromagnetic imaging
    • 11.12 Magnetic resonance imaging
    • 11.13 Ultrasound imaging
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 12 the physics of space
    • 12.1 Theories of the universe
    • 12.2 Observational astronomy
    • 12.3 Kepler’s laws
    • 12.4 Optical astronomy
    • 12.5 Radio astronomy
    • 12.6 Exploring the Solar System
    • 12.7 Our place in space
    • 12.8 The origin of the elements
    • 12.9 How far to the stars?
    • 12.10 Stars as black bodies
    • 12.11 Classifying stars by magnitude
    • 12.12 Stellar spectra
    • 12.13 The Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
    • 12.14 The life and death of a star
    • 12.15 Collapsing stars
    • 12.16 Spectroscopic parallax
    • 12.17 Using variable stars
    • 12.18 The expanding universe
    • 12.19 The Hubble constant
    • 12.20 Olbers’s paradox
    • 12.21 General relativity
    • 12.22 Curved space
    • 12.23 A brief history of the universe
    • 12.24 Particle physics and cosmology
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 13 the physics of communications
    • 13.1 Communications systems
    • 13.2 Communication channels
    • 13.3 Communications networks
    • 13.4 Radio transmission
    • 13.5 Tuned circuits and aerials
    • 13.6 Digital information
    • 13.7 The CD player
    • 13.8 Amplifiers
    • 13.9 Other op-amp circuits
    • 13.10 Sensing circuits
    • 13.11 Fibre-optic communications
    • Practice exam questions
  • Chapter 14 new frontiers
    • 14.1 Hazards of nuclear energy
    • 14.2 The future of nuclear energy
    • 14.3 Energy challenges and alternatives – 1
    • 14.4 Energy challenges and alternatives – 2
    • 14.5 The final frontier
    • 14.6 Advances in cosmology
    • 14.7 Advances in particle physics
    • 14.8 Modern quantum theory
  • Mathematics toolbox
    • MT.1 Signs, symbols, and indices
    • MT.2 Equations and approximations
    • MT.3 Trigonometry
    • MT.4 Vectors
    • MT.5 Logarithms
    • MT.6 Exponentials
    • MT.7 Graphs
    • MT.8 Differential calculus
    • MT.9 Integral calculus
    • MT.10 Spreadsheets
  • appendices
    • A.1 Useful data
    • A.2 Useful formulae
    • A.3 Numerical answers to selected practice and
  • Index
  • Acknowledgements
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