Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Physics Course Companion
$62.99

Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Physics Course Companion

By Michael Bowen-Jones, David Homer
US$ 62.99
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Book Description

The only DP Physics resource developed with the IB to accurately match the new 2014 syllabus for both SL and HL, this completely revised edition gives you unrivalled support for the new concept-based approach to learning, the Nature of science.. Understanding, applications and skills are integrated in every topic, alongside TOK links and real-world connections to truly drive independent inquiry.
Assessment support straight from the IB includes practice questions and worked examples in each topic, alongside support for the Internal Assessment. Truly aligned with the IB philosophy, this Course Book gives unparalleled insight and support at every stage.



·Accurately cover the new syllabus - the most comprehensive match, with support directly from the IB on the core, AHL and all the options

·Fully integrate the new concept-based approach, holistically addressing understanding, applications, skills and the Nature of science

·Tangibly build assessment potential with assessment support straight from the IB

·Written by co-authors of the new syllabus and leading IB workshop leaders

·Supported by a fully comprehensive and updated Study Guide and Oxford Kerboodle Online Resources

·Also available as a fully online Course Book



About the series

The only DP resources developed directly with the IB, the Oxford IB Course Books are the most comprehensive core resources to support learners through their study. Fully incorporating the learner profile, resources are assessed by consulting experts in international-mindedness and TOK to ensure these crucial components are deeply embedded into learning.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Course book definition
  • IB mission statement
  • The IB Learner Profile
  • A note on academic honesty
  • Using your IB Physics Online Resources
  • Introduction
  • 1 MEASUREMENTS AND UNCERTAINTIES
    • Measurements in physics
    • Uncertainties and errors
    • Vectors and scalars
  • 2 MECHANICS
    • Motion
    • Forces
    • Work, energy, and power
    • Momentum
  • 3 THERMAL PHYSICS
    • Temperature and energy changes
    • Modelling a gas
  • 4 OSCILLATIONS AND WAVES
    • Oscillations
    • Travelling waves
    • Wave characteristics
    • Wave behaviour
    • Standing waves
  • 5 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
    • Electric fields
    • Heating effect of an electric current
    • Electric cells
    • Magnetic effects of electric currents
  • 6 CIRCULAR MOTION AND GRAVITATION
    • Circular motion
    • Newton’s law of gravitation
  • 7 ATOMIC, NUCLEAR, AND PARTICLE PHYSICS
    • Discrete energy and radioactivity
    • Nuclear reactions
    • The structure of matter
  • 8 ENERGY PRODUCTION
    • Energy sources
    • Thermal energy transfer
  • 9 WAVE PHENOMENA (AHL)
    • Simple harmonic motion
    • Single-slit diffraction
    • Interference
    • Resolution
    • The Doppler effect
  • 10 FIELDS (AHL)
    • Describing fields
    • Fields at work
  • 11 ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION (AHL)
    • Electromagnetic induction
    • Power generation and transmission
    • Capacitance
  • 12 QUANTUM AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS (AHL)
    • The interaction of matter with radiation
    • Nuclear physics
  • A RELATIVITY
    • The beginnings of relativity
    • Lorentz transformations
    • Spacetime diagrams
    • Relativistic mechanics (AHL)
    • General relativity (AHL)
  • B ENGINEERING PHYSICS
    • Rigid bodies and rotational dynamics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Fluids and fluid dynamics (AHL)
    • Forced vibrations and resonance (AHL)
  • C IMAGING
    • Introduction to imaging
    • Imaging instrumentation
    • Fibre optics
    • Imaging the body (AHL)
  • D ASTROPHYSICS
    • Stellar quantities
    • Stellar characteristics and stellar evolution
    • Cosmology
    • Stellar processes AHL
    • Further cosmology AHL
  • INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
  • INDEX
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