Oxford International AQA Examinations: International GCSE Physics
$31.88

Oxford International AQA Examinations: International GCSE Physics

By Lawrie Ryan, Jim Breithaupt
US$ 31.88
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Book Description

The only textbook that completely covers the Oxford AQA International GCSE Physics specification (9203), for first teaching in September 2016.

Written by experienced authors, the engaging, international approach ensures a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of physics and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. It fully covers the 5 required practicals in the specification, enabling your students to build the investigative and experimental skills required for assessment. This textbook helps students to develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for the Oxford
AQA International GCSE Physics exams and provides an excellent grounding for A Level study.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Physics Contents
  • How to use this book
  • Practical skills
  • Chapter 1 Resultant forces
    • 1.1 Forces between objects
    • 1.2 Resultant force
    • 1.3 Force as a vector
    • 1.4 Mass and weight
    • 1.5 Forces and elasticity
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 2 Forces and motion
    • 2.1 Speed
    • 2.2 Velocity and acceleration
    • 2.3 More about velocity–time graphs
    • 2.4 Using graphs
    • 2.5 Forces and acceleration
    • 2.6 Forces and braking
    • 2.7 Forces and terminal velocity
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 3 Momentum and forces
    • 3.1 Momentum
    • 3.2 Explosions
    • 3.3 Impact forces
    • 3.4 Safety first
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 4 Moments
    • 4.1 Centre of mass
    • 4.2 Moments at work
    • 4.3 Moments in balance
    • 4.4 Stability
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 5 Forces and energy
    • 5.1 Energy and work
    • 5.2 Power
    • 5.3 Gravitational potential energy
    • 5.4 Conservation of energy
    • 5.5 Kinetic energy
    • 5.6 Useful energy
    • 5.7 Energy and efficiency
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 6 Energy resources
    • 6.1 Energy demands
    • 6.2 Energy from wind and water
    • 6.3 Power from the Sun and the Earth
    • 6.4 Energy and the environment
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 7 General properties of waves
    • 7.1 The nature of waves
    • 7.2 Measuring waves
    • 7.3 Reflection and refraction
    • 7.4 Diffraction
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 8 Electromagnetic waves
    • 8.1 The electromagnetic spectrum
    • 8.2 Light, infrared, microwaves, andradio waves
    • 8.3 Communications
    • 8.4 Ultraviolet rays, X-rays,and gamma rays
    • 8.5 X-rays in medicine
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 9 Sound and ultrasound
    • 9.1 Sound
    • 9.2 More about sound
    • 9.3 Ultrasound
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 10 Reflection and refraction of light
    • 10.1 Reflection of light
    • 10.2 Refraction of light
    • 10.3 Refractive index
    • 10.4 Total internal reflection
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 11 Lenses and the eye
    • 11.1 Lenses
    • 11.2 Using lenses
    • 11.3 The eye
    • 11.4 More about the eye
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 12 Kinetic theory
    • 12.1 States of matter
    • 12.2 Specific heat capacity
    • 12.3 Change of state
    • 12.4 Specific latent heat
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 13 Energy transfer by heating
    • 13.1 Conduction
    • 13.2 Convection
    • 13.3 Evaporation and condensation
    • 13.4 Infrared radiation
    • 13.5 Surfaces and radiation
    • 13.6 Energy transfer by design
    • 13.7 Expansion by heating
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 14 Electricity
    • 14.1 Electrical charges
    • 14.2 Electric circuits
    • 14.3 Potential difference and resistance
    • 14.4 Component characteristics
    • 14.5 Series circuits
    • 14.6 Parallel circuits
    • 14.7 Sensor circuits
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 15 Motors, generators, and transformers
    • 15.1 Magnetic fields
    • 15.2 Electromagnets
    • 15.3 The motor effect
    • 15.4 The generator effect
    • 15.5 Alternators and dynamos
    • 15.6 Transformers
    • 15.7 Transformers in action
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 16 Household electricity
    • 16.1 Alternating current
    • 16.2 Cables and plugs
    • 16.3 Fuses
    • 16.4 Electrical power and potential difference
    • 16.5 Electrical energy and charge
    • 16.6 Using electrical energy
    • 16.7 Electrical issues
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 17 Nuclear physics
    • 17.1 Atoms and radiation
    • 17.2 The discovery of the nucleus
    • 17.3 Nuclear reactions
    • 17.4 More about alpha, beta, and gamma radiation
    • 17.5 Half-life
    • 17.6 Radioactivity at work
    • 17.7 Nuclear fission
    • 17.8 Nuclear fusion
    • 17.9 Nuclear issues
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 18 Space
    • 18.1 The Solar System
    • 18.2 The life history of a star
    • 18.3 Planets, satellites, and orbits
    • 18.4 The expanding universe
    • 18.5 The Big Bang
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Experimental data handling
    • Investigations
    • Setting up investigations
    • Using data
    • Practice questions
    • Glossary
    • Answers
    • Index
  • Back Cover
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