Oxford University Press
Advanced Physics
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
Advanced Physics
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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.

Language
English
ISBN
9781382017879
Front Cover
IFC
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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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