Oxford International AQA Examinations: International GCSE Combined Sciences Physics
$26.88

Oxford International AQA Examinations: International GCSE Combined Sciences Physics

By Lawrie Ryan, Jim Breithaupt
US$ 26.88
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Book Description

The only textbook that fully supports the Physics part of the Oxford AQA International GCSE Combined Sciences specification (9204), for first teaching from September 2016.

Written by experienced authors, the enquiry-based, 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 3 required Physics 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 Combined Sciences exams and provides an excellent grounding for further study at A Level.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • How to use this book
  • Practical skills
  • 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
  • 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
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 3 Forces and energy
    • 3.1 Energy and work
    • 3.2 Power
    • 3.3 Gravitational potential energy
    • 3.4 Conservation of energy
    • 3.5 Kinetic energy
    • 3.6 Useful energy
    • 3.7 Energy and efficiency
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 4 Energy resources
    • 4.1 Energy demands
    • 4.2 Energy from wind and water
    • 4.3 Power from the Sun and the Earth
    • 4.4 Energy and the environment
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 5 General properties of waves
    • 5.1 The nature of waves
    • 5.2 Measuring waves
    • 5.3 Reflection and refraction
    • 5.4 Diffraction
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 6 Electromagnetic waves
    • 6.1 The electromagnetic spectrum
    • 6.2 Light, infrared, microwaves, and radio waves
    • 6.3 Reflection of light
    • 6.4 Refraction of light
    • 6.5 Communications
    • 6.6 Ultraviolet rays, X-rays,and gamma rays
    • 6.7 X-rays in medicine
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 7 Sound
    • 7.1 Sound waves
    • 7.2 More about sound
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 8 Kinetic theory
    • 8.1 States of matter
    • 8.2 Specific heat capacity
    • 8.3 Change of state
    • 8.4 Specific latent heat
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 9 Energy transfer by heating
    • 9.1 Conduction
    • 9.2 Convection
    • 9.3 Evaporation and condensation
    • 9.4 Infrared radiation
    • 9.5 Surfaces and radiation
    • 9.6 Energy transfer by design
    • 9.7 Expansion by heating
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 10 Electricity
    • 10.1 Electric circuits
    • 10.2 Potential difference and resistance
    • 10.3 Component characteristics
    • 10.4 Series circuits
    • 10.5 Parallel circuits
    • 10.6 Sensor circuits
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 11 Magnetism and electromagnetism
    • 11.1 Magnetic fields
    • 11.2 Electromagnets
    • 11.3 The motor effect
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 12 Household electricity
    • 12.1 Alternating current
    • 12.2 Cables and plugs
    • 12.3 Fuses
    • 12.4 Electrical power and potential difference
    • 12.5 Electrical energy and charge
    • 12.6 Using electrical energy
    • 12.7 Electrical issues
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 13 Nuclear physics
    • 13.1 Atoms and radiation
    • 13.2 The discovery of the nucleus
    • 13.3 Nuclear reactions
    • 13.4 More about alpha, beta, and gamma radiation
    • 13.5 Half-life
    • 13.6 Nuclear fission
    • 13.7 Nuclear issues
    • Chapter summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • 14 Space
    • 14.1 The Solar System
    • 14.2 The life history of a star
    • 14.3 Planets, satellites, and orbits
    • 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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