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# Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Physics

By Jim Breithaupt

US$ 48.12

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

- 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

- 1 Forces in equilibrium
- 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

- 9 Electric current
- 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

- 15 Motion in a circle
- 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

- 22 Thermal physics
- Useful data for A Level Physics
- Glossary
- Answers to summary questions
- Index
- Back Cover

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