Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Essential Physics: Student Book (Third Edition)
$30.75

Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Essential Physics: Student Book (Third Edition)

By Jim Breithaupt, Lawrie Ryan, Darren Forbes
US$ 30.75
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Book Description

The Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Essential Physics Student Book is at the heart of delivering the course and provides a clear, step-by-step route though the syllabus that is ideal for EAL learners. It has been fully updated and matched to the latest Cambridge IGCSE (0625) & O Level (5054) Physics syllabuses.



The book uses an engaging and exam-focused approach that is accessible to all abilities, with varied and flexible assessment support and exam-style questions that improve students' performance and ensure every learner reaches their full potential. It combines depth of subject matter and clarity of material with concise, well-presented content, and includes embedded language for EAL students.



The Student Book is written by the experienced author team of Jim Breithaupt, who wrote our previous successful edition, and Darren Forbes. It has also been reviewed by subject experts globally to help meet teachers' needs.



The supporting Exam Success Guide and Practical Workbook help students achieve top marks in their exams, while the Workbook, for independent practice, strengthens exam potential inside and outside the classroom.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Syllabus matching grid
  • Unit 1 Motion
    • 1.1 Making measurements
    • 1.2 Distance–time graphs
    • 1.3 More about speed
    • 1.4 Acceleration
    • 1.5 More about acceleration
    • 1.6 Free fall
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 2 Forces and their effects
    • 2.1 Mass and weight
    • 2.2 Density
    • 2.3 Force and shape
    • 2.4 Force and motion
    • 2.5 More about force and motion
    • 2.6 Momentum
    • 2.7 Explosions
    • 2.8 Impact forces
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 3 Forces in equilibrium
    • 3.1 Moments
    • 3.2 Moments in balance
    • 3.3 The Principle of Moments
    • 3.4 Centre of gravity
    • 3.5 Stability
    • 3.6 More about vectors
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 4 Energy
    • 4.1 Energy transfers
    • 4.2 Conservation of energy
    • 4.3 Fuel for electricity
    • 4.4 Nuclear energy
    • 4.5 Energy from wind and water
    • 4.6 Energy from the Sun and the Earth
    • 4.7 Energy and the environment
    • 4.8 Energy and work
    • 4.9 Power
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 5 Pressure
    • 5.1 Under pressure
    • 5.2 Pressure at work
    • 5.3 Pressure in a liquid at rest
    • 5.4 Solids, liquids and gases
    • 5.5 More about solids, liquids and gases
    • 5.6 Gas pressure and temperature
    • 5.7 Evaporation
    • 5.8 Gas pressure and volume
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 6 Thermal physics
    • 6.1 Thermal expansion
    • 6.2 Thermometers
    • 6.3 Specific heat capacity
    • 6.4 Change of state
    • 6.5 Thermal conduction
    • 6.6 Convection
    • 6.7 Infrared radiation
    • 6.8 More about infrared radiation
    • 6.9 Thermal energy at work
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 7 Waves
    • 7.1 Wave motion
    • 7.2 Transverse and longitudinal waves
    • 7.3 Wave properties – reflection and refraction
    • 7.4 Wave properties – diffraction
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 8 Light
    • 8.1 Reflection of light
    • 8.2 Refraction of light
    • 8.3 Refractive index
    • 8.4 Total internal reflection
    • 8.5 The converging lens
    • 8.6 Applications of the converging lens
    • 8.7 Correction of sight defects
    • 8.8 Electromagnetic waves
    • 8.9 Applications of electromagnetic waves
    • 8.10 More about electromagnetic waves
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 9 Sound
    • 9.1 Sound waves
    • 9.2 Properties of sound
    • 9.3 The speed of sound
    • 9.4 The uses of ultrasound
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 10 Magnetism
    • 10.1 Magnets
    • 10.2 Magnetic fields
    • 10.3 More about magnetic materials
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 11 Electric charge
    • 11.1 Static electricity
    • 11.2 Electric fields
    • 11.3 Conductors and insulators
    • 11.4 Charge and current
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 12 Electrical energy
    • 12.1 Batteries and cells
    • 12.2 Potential difference
    • 12.3 Resistance
    • 12.4 More about resistance
    • 12.5 Electrical power
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 13 Electric circuits
    • 13.1 Circuit components
    • 13.2 Series circuits
    • 13.3 Parallel circuits
    • 13.4 More about series and parallel circuits
    • 13.5 Sensor circuits
    • 13.6 Switching circuits
    • 13.7 Electrical safety
    • 13.8 More about electrical safety
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 14 Electromagnetism
    • 14.1 Magnetic field patterns
    • 14.2 The motor effect
    • 14.3 The electric motor
    • 14.4 Electromagnetic induction
    • 14.5 The alternating current generator
    • 14.6 Transformers
    • 14.7 High-voltage transmission of electricity
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 15 Radioactivity
    • 15.1 Observing nuclear radiation
    • 15.2 Alpha, beta and gamma radiation
    • 15.3 The discovery of the nucleus
    • 15.4 More about the nucleus
    • 15.5 Half-life
    • 15.6 Radioactivity at work
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Unit 16 Space
    • 16.1 The Earth in space
    • 16.2 The Solar System
    • 16.3 Planetary orbits
    • 16.4 The life history of a star
    • 16.5 The expanding universe
    • 16.6 The beginning and future of the Universe
    • Summary and Practice questions
  • Glossary
  • Index
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