Mechanics & Materials, Waves & Particles

AS/A-Level Physics

By David Nuttall

April 2010

Hodder Education

Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.

ISBN: 9781444109092

100 pages

$13.95 Paper Original

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Table of Contents:

Fundamentals

1 Fundamentals

2 Scalars and vectors

3 Vector calculations

Mechanics

4 Equations of motion

5 Dynamics

6 Conditions for equilibrium

7 Projectiles and free fall

8 Newton’s first law

9 Newton’s third law

10 Moments, torque and the principle of moments

11 Centre of gravity

12 Density

13 Pressure

14 Newton’s second law and momentum

15 Collisions and impulse

16 Work, energy and power

17 Archimedes’ principle and flotation

18 Drag and terminal velocity

19 Car safety

20 Law of conservation of energy

21 Energy from the environment I

22 Energy from the environment II

Radioactivity

23 Background radiation and properties

24 Uses of radioisotopes

25 Isotopes and nuclear equations I

26 Isotopes and nuclear equations II

27 Random decay

28 Nuclear stability

29 Exponential decay and half-life I

30 Exponential decay and half-life II

31 Experiments with radioactivity I

32 Experiments with radioactivity II

Particle physics

33 Scattering experiments

34 Exchange particles

35 Nuclear forces

36 Composition of particles

37 Particles and anti-particles

38 Conservation laws in particle physics

39 Feynman diagrams

Electricity

40 Electric charge

41 Conduction in solids, liquids and gases

42 Ohm’s law andI–Vcurves

43 Drift velocity of electrons

44 Metals, semiconductors and insulators I

45 Metals, semiconductors and insulators II

46 Resistivity

47 Effect of temperature and light on resistance

48 Electrical power

49 Kirchhoff’s first and second laws

50 Ohm’s law for a complete circuit

51 Internal resistance I

52 Internal resistance II

53 Resistors in series and parallel I

54 Resistors in series and parallel II

55 Potential dividers

56 DC circuit theory I

57 DC circuit theory II

58 AC circuit theory I

59 AC circuit theory II

Solid materials

60 Hooke’s law and spring constant

61 Stress–strain curves and Young’s modulus I

62 Stress–strain curves and Young’s modulus II

63 Work done in stretching wires

64 Ductility and brittleness

65 Structure of materials

66 Work hardening and annealing

67 Polymer and rubber properties

68 Composite materials

Waves

69 Wave motion I

70 Wave motion II

71 Wave speed

72 Phase difference and path difference

73 Electromagnetic waves

74 Plane polarisation of waves I

75 Plane polarisation of waves II

76 Inverse square law I

77 Inverse square law II

78 Wavefronts I

79 Wavefronts II

80 Principle of superposition

81 Stationary (standing) waves I

82 Stationary (standing) waves II

83 Stationary (standing) waves III

84 Young’s slits experiment

85 Diffraction

86 Diffraction grating

87 Wave–particle duality

88 Photoelectric effect

89 Energy levels and line spectra

90 Reflection and refraction at a plane surface

91 Snell’s law and refractive index

92 Total internal reflection and critical angle

93 Refraction through lenses

94 Sums over paths: theory

95 Sum over paths: applications

96 Digital imaging

97 Analogue and digital signals

98 Signal spectra and bandwidth

Experimental method

99 Errors of observation and their treatment

100 Mathematical and graphical methods

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