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

Completely covers the Cambridge IGCSE in Physics and has been endorsed by CIE

Stephen Pople

Suitable for:  Students aged 14-16 working toward their Physics IGCSE exam and all those who want a good introduction to the subject.

Price:  £22.00

ISBN: 978-0-19-915133-2
Publication date: 15/03/2007
Paperback: 336 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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Description

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.


Features

  • Mapped specifically to CIE IGCSE and endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations
  • Extensive use of illustrations to explain difficult concepts
  • Clearly and authoritatively written
  • Includes a huge bank of past examination questions
  • Accessible two page layout design to provide complete and thorough coverage

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

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