Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Physics

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Language

English

ISBN

9780198411864

Front Cover

Title Page

AS/A Level course structure

Contents

Contents

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

Glossary

Answers to summary questions

Index

Back Cover

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