Concise Revision Course: CSEC® Physics
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Concise Revision Course: CSEC® Physics

By Peter DeFreitas
US$ 12.99
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Book Description

The CSEC® Physics Concise Revision Course provides full coverage of the CSEC® Physics syllabus. This book provides comprehensive and authoritative guidance for the course. It adopts a practical, supportive approach to help students with their learning. Revision exam and assessment guidance questions throughout consolidate this learning.

• Comprehensive coverage of the CSEC® Physics course, presented in an engaging, full- color format

• Revision questions at the end of each topic help to secure knowledge and understanding

• Exam-style questions at the end of each section provide effective practice for the actual exam

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Failure is not an option
  • 1 Scientifi c method
    • Galileo’s contribution to scientific methodology
    • Experimental data and its analysis
    • Drawing graphs
    • Finding the gradient (slope) of a straight-line graph
    • Significant figures in measurements and calculations
    • Random errors
    • Systematic errors
    • Reading measuring instruments
    • Suitability of instruments
    • Quantities and units
    • Density
    • Revision questions
  • 2 Scalars and vectors
    • Finding the resultant of two vectors
    • Resolving vectors into two perpendicular components
    • Revision questions
  • 3 Forces, mass and weight
    • Forces
    • Mass and weight
    • Revision questions
  • 4 Moments
    • Calculations on the equilibrium of bodies
    • Determining the centre of gravity of an object
    • Stable, unstable and neutral equilibrium
    • Common devices utilising the principle of moments
    • Revision questions
  • 5 Deformation
    • Verifying Hooke’s law
    • Analysing force–extension graphs
    • Revision questions
  • 6 Kinematics
    • Displacement–time and velocity–time graphs
    • Distance–time and speed–time graphs
    • Revision questions
  • 7 Newton’s laws and momentum
    • Aristotle’s theory
    • Newton’s laws of motion
    • Applications of Newton’s laws
    • Momentum
    • Revision questions
  • 8 Energy
    • Some types of energy
    • The principle of conservation of energy
    • Energy sources
    • Efficiency
    • Revision questions
  • 9 Pressure and buoyancy
    • Pressure in fluids
    • Archimedes’ principle
    • Floating
    • Submarines
    • Balloons
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 1 to 9
  • 10 Nature of heat
    • Caloric theory
    • Kinetic theory
    • Joule’s role in establishing the principle of conservation of energy
    • Revision questions
  • 11 Temperature and thermometers
    • Units of temperature
    • Designing a thermometer
    • Laboratory mercury thermometer
    • Clinical mercury thermometer
    • Thermocouple
    • Revision questions
  • 12 States of matter
    • Solids
    • Liquids
    • Gases
    • Revision questions
  • 13 Expansion
    • Expansion in terms of the kinetic theory of matter
    • Demonstrating expansion
    • Utilising expansion
    • Avoiding problems due to expansion
    • The bimetallic strip
    • Revision questions
  • 14 The ideal gas laws
    • Temperature scales
    • The ideal gas laws
    • Verifying the gas laws
    • Gases and the kinetic theory
    • Revision questions
  • 15 Heat and temperature change
    • Calculations
    • Determining specific heat capacity
    • Revision questions
  • 16 Heat and state change
    • Demonstrating a change of state
    • Latent heat
    • Determining specific latent heat
    • Revision questions
  • 17 Evaporation and boiling
    • Cooling due to evaporation
    • Factors affecting the rate of evaporation
    • Demonstrating cooling due to evaporation
    • Refrigerator
    • Air conditioner
    • Other phenomena involving latent heat
    • Revision questions
  • 18 Thermal energy transfer
    • Processes of thermal energy transfer
    • Conduction
    • Convection
    • Radiation
    • Applications of thermal energy transfer processes
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 10 to 18
  • 19 Wave motion
    • Types of waves
    • Wave parameters
    • General wave equations
    • Graphs of waves
    • Revision questions
  • 20 Sound waves
    • Production and propagation
    • Pitch and loudness (volume)
    • Classification of frequencies of sound
    • Uses of ultrasound
    • Estimating the speed of sound in air using echoes
    • Other uses of echoes
    • Behaviour of sound waves
    • Revision questions
  • 21 Electromagnetic waves
    • General properties of electromagnetic waves
    • Wavelengths and frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum
    • Uses of electromagnetic waves
    • Revision questions
  • 22 Light waves
    • Rival theories of light
    • Diffraction and interference
    • Revision questions
  • 23 Light rays and rectilinear propagation
    • Shadows
    • Eclipse of the Moon
    • Eclipse of the Sun
    • The pinhole camera
    • Revision questions
  • 24 Refl ection and refraction
    • Reflection
    • Refraction
    • Dispersion
    • Critical angle and total internal reflection
    • Revision questions
  • 25 Lenses
    • Magnification
    • Determining the focal length of a converging lens
    • Real and virtual images
    • Constructing scale diagrams
    • The lens formula
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 19 to 25
  • 26 Static electricity
    • Introduction to electric charges
    • Hazards of static charge
    • Useful applications of static charge
    • Electric fields
    • Revision questions
  • 27 Current electricity
    • Conductors and insulators
    • Conventional current and electron flow
    • Alternating and direct current
    • Revision questions
  • 28 Electrical quantities
    • Electromotive force and potential difference in a circuit
    • Electrical power
    • Importance of conserving electrical energy
    • Revision questions
  • 29 Circuits and components
    • Some important electrical components
    • Series and parallel circuits
    • Cells
    • Resistance
    • Ideal ammeters and voltmeters
    • Ohm’s law and I–V characteristic curves
    • Current and voltage in complete circuits
    • Energy and power in complete circuits
    • Electricity in the home
    • Revision questions
  • 30 Electronics
    • Rectification
    • Logic gates
    • Impact of electronic and technological advances in society
    • Revision questions
  • 31 Magnetism
    • Forces between magnetic poles
    • Magnetic induction
    • Testing for polarity
    • Permanent and temporary magnets
    • Magnetic fields
    • Revision questions
  • 32 Electromagnetism
    • Magnetic fields and electric currents
    • Electromagnets
    • Force on a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field
    • Deflection of charged particles entering a magnetic field
    • Simple dc motor
    • Electromagnetic induction
    • Transferring electrical energy between coils
    • Simple ac generator
    • Transformer
    • Long-distance ac distribution
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 26 to 32
  • 33 The atom
    • Models of the atom
    • Structure of the atom
    • Revision questions
  • 34 Radioactivity
    • Radioactive emissions
    • Equations of radioactive decay
    • The nature of the radioactive decay process
    • Calculations involving half-life
    • Uses of radioisotopes
    • Nuclear fission and fusion
    • Hazards of ionising radiations
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 33 to 34
  • Index
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