Oxford University Press
Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Physics
Jim Breithaupt
Science & Math
Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Physics
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The only textbook that completely covers the Oxford AQA International AS & A Level Physics specification (9630), for first teaching in September 2016.

Written by experienced authors, the engaging, international approach ensures a thorough understanding of complex concepts and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. Help students develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for Oxford AQA assessment success and the step up to university. Ensure students understand the bigger picture, supporting their progression to further study, with synoptic links and a focus on how scientists and engineers apply their knowledge in real life.

Front Cover
Title Page
AS/A Level course structure
How to use this book
Skills for starting AS and A Level Physics
Practical work in physics
Moving on from GCSE
Making careful measurements
Everyday physics instruments
Analysis and evaluation
More about measurements
About practical assessment
Section 1
1 Forces in equilibrium
1.1 Vectors and scalars
1.2 Balanced forces
1.3 The principle of moments
1.4 More on moments
1.5 Stability
1.6 Equilibrium rules
1.7 Statics calculations
Practice questions: Chapter 1
2 On the move
2.1 Speed and velocity
2.2 Acceleration
2.3 Motion along a straight line at constant acceleration
2.4 Free fall
2.5 Motion graphs
2.6 More calculations on motion along a straight line
2.7 Projectile motion 1
2.8 Projectile motion 2
Practice questions: Chapter 2
3 Newton’s laws of motion
3.1 Force and acceleration
3.2 Using F = m a
3.3 Terminal speed
3.4 On the road
3.5 Vehicle safety
Practice questions: Chapter 3
4 Force and momentum
4.1 Momentum and impulse
4.2 Impact forces
4.3 Conservation of momentum
4.4 Elastic and inelastic collisions
4.5 Explosions
Practice questions: Chapter 4
5 Work, energy, and power
5.1 Work and energy
5.2 Kinetic energy and potential energy
5.3 Power
5.4 Energy and efficiency
Practice questions: Chapter 5
6 Materials
6.1 Density
6.2 Springs
6.3 Deformation of solids
6.4 More about stress and strain
Practice questions: Chapter 6
7 Matter and radiation
7.1 Inside the atom
7.2 Stable and unstable nuclei
7.3 Photons
7.4 Particles and antiparticles
Practice questions: Chapter 7
8 Radioactivity
8.1 The discovery of the nucleus
8.2 The properties of α, β, and γ radiation
8.3 More about α, β, and γ radiation
8.4 The dangers of radioactivity
8.5 Radioactive decay
8.6 Radioactive isotopes in use
8.7 Nuclear energy levels
Practice questions: Chapter 8
Section 2
9 Electric current
9.1 Current and charge
9.2 Potential difference and power
9.3 Resistance
9.4 Components and their characteristics
Practice questions: Chapter 9
10 Direct current circuits
10.1 Circuit rules
10.2 More about resistance
10.3 Electromotive force and internal resistance
10.4 More circuit calculations
10.5 The potential divider
Practice questions: Chapter 10
11 Oscillations and waves
11.1 Oscillations
11.2 Energy and oscillations
11.3 Forced vibrations and resonance
11.4 Waves and vibrations
11.5 Measuring waves
11.6 Wave properties 1
11.7 Wave properties 2
11.8 Stationary and progressive waves
11.9 More about stationary waves on strings
11.10 Using an oscilloscope
11.11 Ultrasound imaging
Practice questions: Chapter 11
12 Optics
12.1 Double slit interference
12.2 More about interference
12.3 Diffraction
12.4 The diffraction grating
12.5 Refraction of light
12.6 More about refraction
12.7 Total internal reflection
Practice questions: Chapter 12
13 Quantum phenomena
13.1 Photoelectricity
13.2 More about photoelectricity
13.3 Collisions of electrons with atoms
13.4 Energy levels in atoms
13.5 Energy levels and spectra
13.6 X-rays
13.7 Wave–particle duality
Practice questions: Chapter 13
Further practice questions: multiple choice
14 More on mathematical skills
14.1 Data handling
14.2 Trigonometry
14.3 More about algebra
14.4 Straight-line graphs
14.5 More on graphs
14.6 Graphs, gradients, and areas
Section 3
15 Motion in a circle
15.1 Uniform circular motion
15.2 Centripetal acceleration
15.3 On the road
15.4 At the fairground
Practice questions: Chapter 15
16 Simple harmonic motion
16.1 The principles of simple harmonic motion
16.2 More about sine waves
16.3 Applications of simple harmonic motion
Practice questions: Chapter 16
17 Gravitational fields
17.1 Newton’s law of gravitation
17.2 Gravitational field strength
17.3 Gravitational potential
17.4 Planetary fields
17.5 Satellite motion
Practice questions: Chapter 17
18 Electric fields
18.1 Field patterns
18.2 Electric field strength
18.3 Electric potential
18.4 Coulomb’s law
18.5 Point charges
18.6 Comparing electric fields and gravitational fields
Practice questions: Chapter 18
19 Capacitors
19.1 Capacitance
19.2 Energy stored in a charged capacitor
19.3 Dielectrics
19.4 Charging and discharging a capacitor through a fixed resistor
19.5 The theory of radioactive decay
Practice questions: Chapter 19
20 Magnetic fields
20.1 Current-carrying conductors in a magnetic field
20.2 Moving charges in a magnetic field
20.3 Charged particles in circular orbits
Practice questions: Chapter 20
21 Electromagnetic induction
21.1 Generating electricity
21.2 The laws of electromagnetic induction
21.3 The alternating current generator
21.4 Alternating current and power
21.5 Transformers
Practice questions: Chapter 21
Section 4
22 Thermal physics
22.1 Internal energy and temperature
22.2 Specific heat capacity
22.3 Change of state
22.4 Energy transfer by heating
Practice questions: Chapter 22
23 Gases
23.1 The experimental gas laws
23.2 The ideal gas law
23.3 The kinetic theory of gases
Practice questions: Chapter 23
24 Nuclear energy
24.1 Nuclear radius
24.2 Energy and mass
24.3 Binding energy
24.4 Fission and fusion
24.5 The thermal nuclear reactor
Practice questions: Chapter 24
25 Rotational dynamics
25.1 Angular acceleration
25.2 Moment of inertia
25.3 Rotational kinetic energy
25.4 Angular momentum
Practice questions: Chapter 25
26 Renewable energy
26.1 Wind power
26.2 Solar power
26.3 Hydroelectric power and pumped storage
Practice questions: Chapter 26
Further practice questions: 2
27 Mathematical skills in Year 2 Physics
27.1 Trigonometry
27.2 Algebra
27.3 Logarithms
27.4 Exponential decrease
27.5 Areas and integration
27.6 Graphical and computational modelling
Useful data for A Level Physics
Answers to summary questions
Back Cover
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