A Level Physics for OCR A Student Book
$53.99

A Level Physics for OCR A Student Book

By Gurinder Chadha, Graham Bone
US$ 53.99
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Book Description

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying:

Exam Board: OCR

Level: A Level

Subject: Physics

First teaching: September 2015

First exams: June 2017



Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course whilst delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • AS/A Level course structure
  • Contents
  • How to use this book
  • Kerboodle
  • Module 1 Development of practical skills in physics
  • Module 2 Foundations of physics
    • 2 Foundations of Physics
      • 2.1 Quantities and units
      • 2.2 Derived units
      • 2.3 Scalar and vector quantities
      • 2.4 Adding vectors
      • 2.5 Resolving vectors
      • 2.6 More on vectors
  • Module 3 Forces and motion
    • 3 Motion
      • 3.1 Distance and speed
      • 3.2 Displacement and velocity
      • 3.3 Acceleration
      • 3.4 More on velocity–time graphs
      • 3.5 Equations of motion
      • 3.6 Car stopping distances
      • 3.7 Free fall and g
      • 3.8 Projectile motion
      • 3 Practice questions: Chapter 3
    • 4 Forces in action
      • 4.1 Force, mass, and weight
      • 4.2 centre of mass
      • 4.3 Free-body diagrams
      • 4.4 Drag and terminal velocity
      • 4.5 Moments and equilibrium
      • 4.6 couples and torques
      • 4.7 triangle of forces
      • 4.8 Density and pressure
      • 4.9 p = hρg and archimedes’principle
      • 4 Practice questions: chapter 4
    • 5 Work, energy, and power
      • 5.1 Work done and energy
      • 5.2 Conservation of energy
      • 5.3 kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy
      • 5.4 power and efficiency
      • 5 practice questions: Chapter 5
    • 6 Materials
      • 6.1 springs and Hooke’s law
      • 6.2 Elastic potential energy
      • 6.3 Deforming materials
      • 6.4 stress, strain, and the Young modulus
      • Practice questions
    • 7 Laws of motion and momentum
      • 7.1 newton’s first and third laws of motion
      • 7.2 Linear momentum
      • 7.3 Newton’s second lawof motion
      • 7.4 Impulse
      • 7.5 Collisions in two dimensions
      • Practice questions
      • Module 3 Summary
      • Module 3 practice questions
  • Module 4 Electrons, waves, and photons
    • 8 Charge And Current
      • 8.1 Current and charge
      • 8.2 Moving charges
      • 8.3 Kirchhoff’s first law
      • 8.4 Mean drift velocity
      • Practice questions
    • 9 Energy, Power, And Resistance
      • 9.1 Circuit symbols
      • 9.2 potential difference and electromotive force
      • 9.3 the electron gun
      • 9.4 resistance
      • 9.5 I–V characteristics
      • 9.6 diodes
      • 9.7 resistance and resistivity
      • 9.8 the thermistor
      • 9.9 the Ldr
      • 9.10 Electrical energy and power
      • 9.11 paying for electricity
      • practice questions
    • 10 Electrical circuits
      • 10.1 Kirchhoff’s laws and circuits
      • 10.2 combining resistors
      • 10.3 analysing circuits
      • 10.4 internal resistance
      • 10.5 Potential divider circuits
      • 10.6 sensing circuits
      • Practice questions
    • 11 Waves 1
      • 11.1 Progressive waves
      • 11.2 Wave properties
      • 11.3 Reflection and refraction
      • 11.4 Diffraction and polarisation
      • 11.5 Intensity
      • 11.6 Electromagnetic waves
      • 11.7 Polarisation of electromagnetic waves
      • 11.8 Refractive index
      • 11.9 Total internal reflection
    • 12 Waves 2
      • 12.1 Superposition of waves
      • 12.2 Interference
      • 12.3 The Young double-slit experiment
      • 12.4 Stationary waves
      • 12.5 Harmonics
      • 12.6 Stationary waves in air columns
      • Practice questions
    • 13 Quantum physics
      • 13.1 The photon model
      • 13.2 the photoelectric effect
      • 13.3 Einstein’s photoelectric effect equation
      • 13.4 Wave–particle duality
      • practice questions
      • Module 4 Summary
      • Module 4 practice questions
  • Module 5 Newtonian world and astrophysics
    • 14 Thermal Physics
      • 14.1 Temperature
      • 14.2 Solids, liquids, and gases
      • 14.3 Internal energy
      • 14.4 Specific heat capacity
      • 14.5 Specific latent heat
      • practice questions
    • 15 Ideal gases
      • 15.1 The kinetic theory of gases
      • 15.2 Gas laws
      • 15.3 Root mean square speed
      • 15.4 The Boltzmann constant
      • Practice questions
    • 16 Circular Motion
      • 16.1 Angular velocity and the radian
      • 16.2 angular acceleration
      • 16.3 Exploring centripetal forces
      • Practice questions
    • 17 Oscillations
      • 17.1 Oscillations and simple harmonic motion
      • 17.2 analysing simple harmonic motion
      • 17.3 simple harmonic motionand energy
      • 17.4 Damping and driving
      • 17.5 Resonance
      • Practice questions
    • 18 Gravitational fields
      • 18.1 Gravitational fields
      • 18.2 newton’s law of gravitation
      • 18.3 Gravitational field strength for a point mass
      • 18.4 Kepler’s laws
      • 18.5 satellites
      • 18.6 Gravitational potential
      • 18.7 Gravitational potential energy
      • Practice questions
    • 19 Stars
      • 19.1 Objects in the Universe
      • 19.2 the life cycle of stars
      • 19.3 the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
      • 19.4 Energy levels in atoms
      • 19.5 Spectra
      • 19.6 analysing starlight
      • 19.7 Stellar luminosity
      • Practice questions
    • 20 Cosmology (The Big Bang)
      • 20.1 astronomical distances
      • 20.2 The Doppler effect
      • 20.3 hubble’s law
      • 20.4 The Big Bang theory
      • Practice questions
      • Module 5 Summary
      • Module 5 practice questions
  • Module 6 Particles and medical physics
    • 21 Capacitance
      • 21.1 Capacitors
      • 21.2 Capacitors in circuits
      • 21.3 Energy stored by capacitors
      • 21.4 Discharging capacitors
      • 21.5 Charging capacitors
      • 21.6 Uses of capacitors
      • practice questions
    • 22 Electric fields
      • 22.1 Electric fields
      • 22.2 coulomb’s law
      • 22.3 Uniform electric field sand capacitance
      • 22.4 charged particles in uniformelectric fields
      • 22.5 Electric potential and energy
      • Practice questions
    • 23 Magnetic fields
      • 23.1 Magnetic fields
      • 23.2 Understanding magnetic fields
      • 23.3 charged particles inmagnetic fields
      • 23.4 electromagnetic induction
      • 23.5 Faraday’s law and lenz’s law
      • 23.6 transformers
      • Practice questions
    • 24 Particle Physics
      • 24.1 alpha-particle scatteringexperiment
      • 24.2 the nucleus
      • 24.3 antiparticles, hadrons, andleptons
      • 24.4 Quarks
      • 24.5 Beta decay
      • Practice questions
    • 25 Radioactivity
      • 25.1 Radioactivity
      • 25.2 Nuclear decay equations
      • 25.3 Half-life and activity
      • 25.4 Radioactive decay calculations
      • 25.5 Modelling radioactive decay
      • 25.6 Radioactive dating
      • Practice questions
    • 26 Nuclear physics
      • 26.1 einstein’s mass–energy equation
      • 26.2 Binding energy
      • 26.3 Nuclear fission
      • 26.4 Nuclear fusion
      • practice questions
    • 27 Medical iMaging
      • 27.1 X-rays
      • 27.2 interaction of X-rays with matter
      • 27.3 CAT scans
      • 27.4 The gamma camera
      • 27.5 PET scans
      • 27.6 Ultrasound
      • 27.7 Acoustic impedance
      • 27.8 doppler imaging
      • Practice questions
      • Module 6 Summary
      • Module 6 practice questions
  • Unifying concepts
  • Practice questions
  • A1 – Physical quantities and units
  • A2 – Recording results and straight lines
  • A3 – Measurements and uncertainties
  • 5d. Physics A Data Sheet
  • Glossary
  • Answers
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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