Complete Physics for IGCSE: Endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations

Complete Physics for IGCSE: Endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations

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By (author) Stephen Pople

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 16mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199151334
  • ISBN 13: 9780199151332
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 95,756

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This book is based on the best selling Complete Physics and has been written specifically for the IGCSE CIE syllabus. It has an extremely popular 2-page layout design which encourages active learning allowing students to cross reference and quickly find specific information. It has excellent diagrams and illustrations and a huge bank of examination questions taken from past CIE papers. The activities and features help students to engage in the subject.

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Like Complete Physics, this book will be a favourite with students who want a thorough and clear approach to physics.

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: MEASUREMENTS AND UNITS ; 1.01 Numbers and units ; 1.02 A system of units ; 1.03 Measuring length and time ; 1.04 Volume and density ; 1.05 Measuring volume and density ; 1.06 More about Mass and density ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 2: FORCES AND MOTION ; 2.01 Speed, velocity, and acceleration ; 2.02 Motion graphs ; 2.03 Recording motion ; 2.04 Free fall ; 2.05 More motion graphs ; 2.06 Forces in balance ; 2.07 Force, mass, and acceleration ; 2.08 Friction and braking ; 2.09 Force, weight, and gravity ; 2.10 Action and reaction ; 2.11 More about vectors ; 2.12 Moving in circles ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 2: FORCES AND PRESSURE ; 3.01 Forces and turning effects ; 3.02 Centre of mass ; 3.03 More about moments ; 3.04 Stretching and compressing ; 3.05 Pressure ; 3.06 Pressure in liquids ; 3.07 Hydraulic systems ; 3.08 Pressure from the air ; 3.09 Gas pressure and volume ; 3.10 Pressure problems ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 4: FORCES AND ENERGY ; 4.01 Work and energy ; 4.02 Energy transformation ; 4.03 Calculating PE and KE ; 4.04 Efficiency and power ; 4.05 Energy for electricity (1) ; 4.06 Energy for electricity (2) ; 4.07 Energy resources ; 4.08 How the world gets energy ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 5: THERMAL EFFECTS ; 5.01 Moving particles ; 5.02 Temperature (1) ; 5.03 Temperature (2) ; 5.04 Expanding solids and liquids ; 5.05 Heating gases ; 5.06 Thermal conduction ; 5.07 Convection ; 5.08 Thermal radiation ; 5.09 Liquids and vapours ; 5.10 Specific heat capacity ; 5.11 Latent heat ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 6: WAVES AND SOUNDS ; 6.01 Tranverse and longnitudinal waves ; 6.02 Wave effects ; 6.03 Sound waves ; 6.04 Speed of sound and echoes ; 6.05 Characteristics of sound waves ; 6.06 Ultrasound ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 7: RAYS AND WAVES ; 7.01 Light rays and waves ; 7.302 Reflection in plane mirrors (1) ; 7.04 Reflection in plane mirrors (2) ; 7.05 Total internal reflection ; 7.06 Refraction calculations ; 7.07 Lenses (1) ; 7.08 Lenses (2) ; 7.09 Camera, projector, and enlarger ; 7.10 The human eye ; 7.11 Electronmagnetic waves (1) ; 7.12 Electronmagnetic waves (2) ; 7.13 Communications ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 8: ELECTRICITY ; 8.01 Electric charge (1) ; 8.02 Electric charge (2) ; 8.03 Electric fields ; 8.04 Current in a simple circuit ; 8.05 Potential difference ; 8.06 Resistance (1) ; 8.07 Resistance (2) ; 8.08 More about resistance factors ; 8.09 Series and parallel circuits (1) ; 8.10 Series and parallel circuits (2) ; 8.11 Electrical power ; 8.12 Mains electricity (1) ; 8.13 Mains electricity (2) ; 8.14 Electrical energy calculations ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 9: MAGNETS AND CURRENTS ; 9.01 Magnets ; 9.02 Magentic fiels ; 9.03 Magentic effect of a current ; 9.04 Electromagnets ; 9.05 Magentic force on a current ; 9.06 Electric motors ; 9.07 Electromagnetic induction ; 9.08 More about induced currents ; 9.09 Generators ; 9.10 Coils and transformers (1) ; 9.11 Coils and transformers (2) ; 9.12 Power across the country ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 10: ELECTRONS AND ELECTRONICS ; 10.01 Electronic essentials ; 10.02 More om components ; 10.03 Transistors (1) ; 10.04 Transistors (2) ; 10.05 Logic gates (1) ; 10.06 Logic gates (2) ; 10.07 Electron beams (1) ; 10.08 Electron beams (2) ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 11: ATOMS AND RADIOACTIVITY ; 11.01 Inside atoms ; 11.02 Nuclear radiation (1) ; 11.03 Nuclear radiation (2) ; 11.04 Radioactive decay (1) ; 11.05 Radioactive decay (2) ; 11.06 Nuclear energy ; 11.07 Fusion future ; 11.08 Using radioactivity ; 11.09 Atoms and particles (1) ; 11.10 Atoms and particles (2) ; Examination questions ; Revision checklist ; CHAPTER 12: HISTORY OF KEY IDEAS ; 12.01 Force, motion and energy ; 12.02 Rays, waves and particles ; 12.03 Magetism and electricity ; 12.04 The earth and beyond ; Key developments in physics ; CHAPTER 13: EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS ; 13.01 Safety in the laboratory ; 13.02 Experimental procedures (1) - planning ; 13.03 Experimental procedures (2) - obtaining the evidence ; 13.04 Experimental procedures (3) - analysing and concluding ; 13.05 Experimental procedures (4) - evaluating the evidence ; 13.06 Some experimental investigations ; 13.07 Taking a practical test ; Key experimental skills checklist ; CHAPTER 14: MATHEMATICS FOR PHYSICS ; The essential mathematics ; CHAPTER 15: IGCSE PRACTICE QUESTIONS ; Multichoice questions ; IGCSE theory questions ; IGCSE alternative-to-practical questions ; CHAPTER 16: REFERENCE ; Useful equations ; Units and elements ; Electrical symbols and codes ; Answers to questions ; Index