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Complete Physics for Cambridge IGCSE® Online Student Book

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Author Stephen Pople

Suitable for:  Cambridge IGCSE Physics (0625) students aged 14-16

Price:  £29.50 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-831035-8
Publication date: 30/10/2014
Online: 336 pages

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Table of Contents

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
Further questions
Revision summary
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
2.09: Force, weight, and gravity
2.10: Action and reaction
2.11: Momentum (1)
2.12: Momentum (2)
2.13: More about vectors
2.14: Moving in circles
Further questions
Revision summary
3 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
Further questions
Revision summary
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 its energy
Further questions
Revision summary
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
Further questions
Revision summary
6 Waves and sounds
6.01: Transverse and longitudinal 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
Further questions
Revision summary
7 Rays and waves
7.01: Light rays and waves
7.02: Reflection in plane mirrors (1)
7.03: Reflection in plane mirrors (2)
7.04: Refraction of Light
7.05: Total internal reflection
7.06: Refraction calculations
7.07: Lenses (1)
7.08: Lenses(2)
7.09: More lenses in action
7.10: Electromagnetic waves (1)

7.11: Electromagnetic waves (2)
7.12: Sending and storing
Further questions
Revision summary
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 energy and power
8.12: Living with electricity
Further questions
Revision summary
9 Magnets and currents
9.01: Magnets
9.02: Magnetic fields
9.03: Magnetic effect of a current
9.04: Electromagnets
9.05: Magnetic 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
Further questions
Revision summary
10 Electrons and electronics
10.01: Electronic essentials
10.02: More on components
10.03: Electronic switching
10.04: Logic gates (1)
10.05: Logic gates (2)
10.06: Electron beams
Further questions
Revision summary
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)
Further questions
Revision summary
12 History of key ideas
12.01: Force, motion, and energy
12.02: Rays, waves, and particles
12.03: Magnetism and electricity
12.04: The Earth and beyond
Key developments in physics
13 Practical physics
13.01: Working safety
13.02: Planning and preparing
13.03: Measuring and recording
13.04: Dealing with data
13.05: Evaluating and improving
13.06: Some experimental investigations
13.07: Taking a practical test
Practical preparation
14 Mathematics for physics
The essential mathematics
15 IGCSE practice questions
Multichoice questions (Core)
Multichoice questions (Extended)
IGCSE theory questions
IGCSE alternative-to-practical questions
16 Reference
Useful equations
Units and elements
Electrical symbols and codes
Answers to questions