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# AQA Physics: A Level

By Jim Breithaupt

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Book Description

Please note this title is suitable for any student studying: Exam Board: AQA Level: A Level Subject: Physics First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Fully revised and updated for the new linear qualification, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course whilst delivering the maths, practical and synoptic skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. The book uses clear straightforward explanations to develop real

subject knowledge and allow students to link ideas together while developing essential exam skills. N.B.Covers all optional AQA Physics topics with introduction and summary sections; full support for each option is provided on AQA A Level Physics Kerboodle.

Table of Contents

- Front Cover
- Title Page
- AS/A Level course structure
- Contents
- How to use this book
- Kerboodle
- Skills for starting AS and A level Physics
- Section 1 Particles and radiation
- 1 Matter and radiation
- 1.1 Inside the atom
- 1.2 Stable and unstable nuclei
- 1.3 Photons
- 1.4 Particles and antiparticles
- 1.5 Particle interactions
- Practice questions: Chapter 1

- 2 Quarks and leptons
- 2.1 The particle zoo
- 2.2 Particle sorting
- 2.3 Leptons at work
- 2.4 Quarks and antiquarks
- 2.5 Conservation rules
- Practice questions: Chapter 2

- 3 Quantum phenomena
- 3.1 The photoelectric effect
- 3.2 More about photoelectricity
- 3.3 Collisions of electrons with atoms
- 3.4 Energy levels in atoms
- 3.5 Energy levels and spectra
- 3.6 Wave–particle duality
- Practice questions: Chapter 3

- Section 1 Summary
- Practice questions: Particles and radiation

- 1 Matter and radiation
- Section 2 Waves and optics
- 4 Waves
- 4.1 Waves and vibrations
- 4.2 Measuring waves
- 4.3 Wave properties 1
- 4.4 Wave properties 2
- 4.5 Stationary and progressive waves
- 4.6 More about stationary waves on strings
- 4.7 Using an oscilloscope
- Practice questions: Chapter 4

- 5 Optics
- 5.1 Refraction of light
- 5.2 More about refraction
- 5.3 Total internal reflection
- Summary questions
- 5.4 Double slit interference
- 5.5 More about interference
- 5.6 Diffraction
- 5.7 The diffraction grating
- Practice questions: Chapter 5
- Section 2 Summary
- Practice questions: Waves and optics

- 4 Waves
- Section 3 Mechanics and materials
- 6 Forces in equilibrium
- 6.1 Vectors and scalars
- 6.2 Balanced forces
- 6.3 The principle of moments
- 6.4 More on moments
- 6.5 Stability
- 6.6 Equilibrium rules
- Summary questions
- 6.7 Statics calculations
- Practice questions: Chapter 6

- 7 On the move
- 7.1 Speed and velocity
- 7.2 Acceleration
- 7.3 Motion along a straight line at constant acceleration
- 7.4 Free fall
- 7.5 Motion graphs
- 7.6 More calculations on motion along a straight line
- 7.7 Projectile motion 1
- 7.8 Projectile motion 2
- Practice questions: Chapter 7

- 8 Newton’s laws of motion
- 8.1 Force and acceleration
- 8.2 Using F = m a
- 8.3 Terminal speed
- 8.4 On the road
- 8.5 Vehicle safety
- Practice questions: Chapter 8

- 9 Force and momentum
- 9.1 Momentum and impulse
- 9.2 Impact forces
- 9.3 Conservation of momentum
- 9.4 Elastic and inelastic collisions
- 9.5 Explosions
- Practice questions: Chapter 9

- 10 Work, energy, and power
- 10.1 Work and energy
- 10.2 Kinetic energy and potential energy
- 10.3 Power
- 10.4 Energy and efficiency
- Practice questions: Chapter 10

- 11 Materials
- 11.1 Density
- 11.2 Springs
- 11.3 Deformation of solids
- 11.4 More about stress and strain
- Practice questions: Chapter 11
- Section 3 Summary
- Practice questions: Mechanics and materials

- 6 Forces in equilibrium
- Section 4 Electricity
- 12 Electric current
- 12.1 Current and charge
- 12.2 Potential difference and power
- 12.3 Resistance
- 12.4 Components and their characteristics
- Practice questions: Chapter 12

- 13 Direct current circuits
- 13.1 Circuit rules
- 13.2 More about resistance
- 13.3 Electromotive force and internal resistance
- 13.4 More circuit calculations
- 13.5 The potential divider
- Practice questions: Chapter 13
- Section 4 Summary
- Practice questions: Electricity
- Further practice questions: multiple choice
- Further practice questions

- 12 Electric current
- Section 5 Skills in AS Physics
- 14 Practical work in physics
- 14.1 Moving on from GCSE
- 14.2 Making careful measurements
- 14.3 Everyday physics instruments
- 14.4 Analysis and evaluation

- 15 About practical assessment
- 15.1 Assessment outline
- 15.2 Direct assessment
- 15.3 Indirect assessment

- 16 More on mathematical skills
- 16.1 Data handling
- 16.2 Trigonometry
- 16.3 More about algebra
- 16.4 Straight line graphs
- 16.5 More on graphs
- 16.6 Graphs, gradients, and areas

- 14 Practical work in physics
- Section 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics
- 17 Motion in a circle
- 17.1 Uniform circular motion
- 17.2 Centripetal acceleration
- 17.3 On the road
- 17.4 At the fairground
- Practice questions: Chapter 17

- 18 Simple harmonic motion
- 18.1 Oscillations
- 18.2 The principles of simple harmonic motion
- 18.3 More about sine waves
- 18.4 Applications of simple harmonic motion
- Summary questions
- 18.5 Energy and simple harmonic motion
- 18.6 Forced vibrations and resonance
- Practice questions: Chapter 18

- 19 Thermal physics
- 19.1 Internal energy and temperature
- 19.2 Specific heat capacity
- 19.3 Change of state
- Practice questions: Chapter 19

- 20 Gases
- 20.1 The experimental gas laws
- 20.2 The ideal gas law
- 20.3 The kinetic theory of gases
- Practice questions: Chapter 20
- Section 6 Summary
- Practice questions: Further mechanics and thermal physics

- 17 Motion in a circle
- Section 7 Fields
- 21 Gravitational fields
- 21.1 Gravitational field strength
- 21.2 Gravitational potential
- 21.3 Newton’s law of gravitation
- 21.4 Planetary fields
- 21.5 Satellite motion
- Practice questions: Chapter 21

- 22 Electric fields
- 22.1 Field patterns
- Summary questions
- 22.2 Electric field strength
- Summary questions
- 22.3 Electric potential
- Summary questions
- 22.4 Coulomb’s law
- 22.5 Point charges
- 22.6 Comparing electric fields and gravitational fields
- Practice questions: Chapter 22

- 23 Capacitors
- 23.1 Capacitance
- 23.2 Energy stored in a charged capacitor
- 23.3 Charging and discharging a capacitor through a fixed resistor
- 23.4 Dielectrics
- Practice questions: Chapter 23

- 24 Magnetic fields
- 24.1 Current-carrying conductors in a magnetic field
- Summary questions
- 24.2 Moving charges in a magnetic field
- Summary questions
- 24.3 Charged particles in circular orbits
- Practice questions: Chapter 24

- 25 Electromagnetic induction
- 25.1 Generating electricity
- 25.2 The laws of electromagnetic induction
- 25.3 The alternating current generator
- 25.4 Alternating current and power
- 25.5 Transformers
- Practice questions: Chapter 25
- Practice questions: Fields
- Section 7 Summary

- 21 Gravitational fields
- Section 8 Nuclear physics
- 26 Radioactivity
- 26.1 The discovery of the nucleus
- 26.2 The properties of α, β,and γ radiation
- 26.3 More about α, β, and γ radiation
- 26.4 The dangers of radioactivity
- 26.5 Radioactive decay
- 26.6 The theory of radioactive decay
- 26.7 Radioactive isotopes in use
- 26.8 More about decay modes
- 26.9 Nuclear radius
- Practice questions: Chapter 26

- 27 Nuclear energy
- 27.1 Energy and mass
- 27.2 Binding energy
- 27.3 Fission and fusion
- 27.4 The thermal nuclear reactor
- Practice questions: Chapter 27
- Section 8 Summary
- Practice questions: Nuclear physics
- Further practice questions

- 26 Radioactivity
- Section 9, Chapter 28.1 Option A—Astrophysics
- Section 9 Summary

- Section 9, Chapter 28.2 Option B—Medical physics
- Secton 9 Summary

- Section 9, Chapter 28.3 Option C—Engineering physics
- Section 9 Summary

- Section 9, Chapter 28.4 Option D—Turning points in physics
- Section 9 Summary

- Section 9, Chapter 28.5 Option E—Electronics
- Section 9 Summary

- Section 10 Skills in A Level Year 2 Physics
- 29 Practical work in Year 2 Physics
- 29.1 Comparison of practical work inYear 1 and Year 2
- 29.2 More about measurements

- 30 Mathematical skills in Year 2 Physics
- 30.1 Trigonometry
- 30.2 Algebra
- 30.3 Logarithms
- 30.4 Exponential decrease
- 30.5 Areas and integration
- 30.6 Graphical and computational modelling

- 29 Practical work in Year 2 Physics
- Useful data for A Level Physics
- Glossary
- Answers to summary questions
- Index
- Back Cover

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