Oxford University Press
AQA Physics: A Level Year 2
Jim Breithaupt
Science & Math
AQA Physics: A Level Year 2
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Fully revised and updated for the new 2015 specification, written and checked by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. Covers all the content required for the second year of AQA A Level Physics studies.

Front Cover
Title Page
AS/A Level course structure
How to use this book
Skills for starting A level 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
Practice questions: Further mechanics and thermal physics
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
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
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
Practice questions: Fields
22 Electric fields
22.1 Field patterns
22.2 Electric field strength
22.3 Electric potential
22.4 Coulomb’s law
25.5 Point charges
Comparing electric fields and gravitational fields 22.6
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
24.2 Moving charges in a magnetic field
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
Section 7 Summary
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
Practice questions: Nuclear physics
Further practice questions
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
Section 9, Chapter 28.1 Option A—Astrophysics
Section 9 Summary
Section 9, Chapter 28.2 Option B—Medical physics
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 28.5Option 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
Useful data for A Level Physics
Answers to summary questions
Back Cover
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