Oxford University Press
Physics in Context for Cambridge International AS & A Level
Jim Breithaupt
Science & Math
Physics in Context for Cambridge International AS & A Level
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This comprehensive resource supports students with its stretching, problem solving approach. It helps foster long-term performance in science, as well as building their confidence for the Cambridge examinations. The practical approach helps to make science meaningful, so it is ideal for students planning to study science at university.

Front Cover
Title Page
Part 1: Skills forstarting physics
Part 2:Practical skills
Making careful measurements
Everyday physics instruments
More about measurements
Analysis and evaluation
1 Kinematics
1.1 Vectors and scalars
1.2 Speed and velocity
1.3 Acceleration
1.4 Motion along a straight line at aconstant acceleration
1.5 Free fall
1.6 Motion graphs
1.7 More calculations on motion along astraight line
1.8 Projectile motion 1
1.9 Projectile motion 2
1 End of chapter questions
2 Forces in action
2.1 Force and acceleration
2.2 Using F = ma
2.3 Terminal speed
2.4 Work and energy
2.5 Kinetic energy and potential energy
2.6 Power
2.7 Efficiency
2.8 Renewable energy
2 End of chapter questions
3 Forces in equilibrium
3.1 Balanced forces
3.2 The Principle of Moments
3.3 More on moments
3.4 Stability
3.5 Equilibrium rules
3.6 Statics calculations
3 End of chapter questions
4 Force and momentum
4.1 Momentum
4.2 Impact force
4.3 Conservation of momentum
4.4 Elastic and inelastic collisions
4.5 Explosions
4 End of chapter questions
5 Forces and materials
5.1 Density
5.2 Pressure
5.3 Springs
5.4 Deformation of solids
5.5 More about stress and strain
5 End of chapter questions
Key concepts: Forces
6 Electric current
6.1 Electric charge
6.2 Current and charge
6.3 Potential difference and power
6.4 Resistance
6.5 Components and their characteristics
6.6 Electric field strength
6 End of chapter questions
7 D.C. circuits
7.1 Circuit rules
7.2 More about resistance
7.3 E.m.f. and internal resistance
7.4 More circuit calculations
7.5 The potential divider
7 End of chapter questions
8 Waves
8.1 Waves and vibrations
8.2 Measuring waves
8.3 Wave properties 1
8.4 Wave properties 2
8.5 Stationary and progressive waves
8.6 More about stationary waves on strings
8.7 Stationary waves in pipes
8.8 The Doppler effect
8 End of chapter questions
9 Optics
9.1 Interference of light
9.2 More about interference
9.3 The diffraction grating
9.4 Reflection and refraction of light
9.5 Total internal reflection
9 End of chapter questions
10 Radioactivity
10.1 The discovery of the nucleus
10.2 Inside the atom
10.3 The properties of α, β and γ radiation
10.4 More about α, β and γ radiation
10.5 The dangers of radioactivity
10.6 Fundamental particles
10 End of chapter questions
11 Motion in a circle
11.1 Uniform circular motion
11.2 Centripetal acceleration
11.3 On the road
11.4 At the fairground
11 End of chapter questions
12 Oscillations
12.1 Measuring oscillations
12.2 The principles of simple harmonic motion
12.3 More about sine waves
12.4 Applications of simple harmonic motion
12.5 Energy and simple harmonic motion
12.6 Forced oscillations and resonance
12 End of chapter questions
13 Gravitational fields
13.1 Gravitational field strength
13.2 Gravitational potential
13.3 Newton’s law of gravitation
13.4 Planetary fields
13.5 Satellite motion
13 End of chapter questions
14 Electric fields
14.1 Coulomb’s law
14.2 Electric potential
14.3 Electric field strength of point charges
14.4 Comparison between electric and gravitational fields
14 End of chapter questions
15 Capacitors
15.1 Capacitance
15.2 Capacitors in series and parallel
15.3 Energy stored in a charged capacitor
15.4 Capacitor discharge
15 End of chapter questions
16 Electronics
16.1 Electronic sensors
16.2 Operational amplifiers
16.3 Output devices
16.4 Semiconductor devices
16 End of chapter questions
17 Communications
17.1 Communication systems
17.2 Digital transmission
17.3 Communication links
17 End of chapter questions
18 Magnetic fields
18.1 Magnetic field patterns
18.2 The motor effect
18.3 Magnetic flux density
18.4 Moving charges in a magnetic field
18.5 Charged particles in circular orbits
18 End of chapter questions
19 Electromagnetic induction
19.1 Generating electricity
19.2 The laws of electromagnetic induction
19.3 Alternating current
19.4 The transformer
19 End of chapter questions
20 Thermal physics
20.1 Internal energy and temperature
20.2 Temperature scales
20.3 Specific heat capacity
20.4 Change of state
20.5 Heat transfer
20 End of chapter questions
21 Gases
21.1 Experiments on gases
21.2 The ideal gas law
21.3 The kinetic theory of gases
21.4 Thermodynamics of ideal gases
21 End of chapter questions
22 Electrons
22.1 The discovery of the electron
22.2 The measurement of the specific charge ofthe electron, e/m
22.3 The determination of the charge of theelectron, e, by Millikan’s method
22.4 Electromagnetic waves
22.5 Photoelectricity
22.6 More about photoelectricity
22.7 Energy levels and spectra
22.8 Energy bands
22.9 Wave–particle duality
22 End of chapter questions
23 Nuclear physics
23.1 Radioactive decay
23.2 The theory of radioactive decay
23.3 Radioactive isotopes in use
23.4 Energy from the nucleus
23.5 Binding energy
23.6 Fission and fusion
23 End of chapter questions
24 Medical imaging
24.1 Ultrasonic imaging
24.2 X-rays
24.3 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
24 End of chapter questions
Key concepts: Thermal and nuclear physics
25 Physics of the eye and the ear
25.1 The eye as an optical refracting system
25.2 Lenses
25.3 Defects of vision
25.4 The structure of the ear
25.5 Sound measurements
25.6 Frequency response
Answers toin-topic questions
Answers to key concept questions
Back Cover
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