 \$38.90

# AQA Physics: A Level Year 2

By Jim Breithaupt
US\$ 38.90
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Book Description

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
• Contents
• How to use this book
• Kerboodle
• 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
• 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
• Practice questions: Further mechanics and thermal physics
• 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
• 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
• Practice questions: Fields
• Section 8 Nuclear physics
• 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
• 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
• Glossary
• Answers to summary questions
• Index
• Back Cover
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