Complete Physics for Cambridge IGCSE

Paperback | January 23, 2011

byStephen Pople

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This book meets the needs of all students following the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus for IGCSE Physics. Updated for the most recent syllabus and the latest scientific developments, it covers all aspects of the syllabus content in an attractive and engaging format forboth native and non-native speakers of English. Each book is accompanied by a free CD which provides a wealth of support for students, such as practical investigations, practice exam-questions and revision tips. An accompanying Teacher's Guide and Revision Guide are also available. We are workingwith CIE to obtain full endorsement of this new edition.

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This book meets the needs of all students following the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus for IGCSE Physics. Updated for the most recent syllabus and the latest scientific developments, it covers all aspects of the syllabus content in an attractive and engaging format forboth native and non-native speakers of English....

Stephen Pople is the author of many highly successful science books for children. He is a former science teacher, and is now the science consultant for The Oxford Children's Encyclopedia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.07 inPublished:January 23, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Measurements and units1.1. Numbers and units1.2. A system of units1.3. Measuring length and time1.4. Volume and density1.5. Measuring volume and density1.6. More about mass and densityFurther QuestionsRevision Summary2. Forces and motion2.1. Speed, velocity, and acceleration2.2. Motion graphs2.3. Recording motion2.4. Free fall2.5. More motion graphs2.6. Forces in balance2.7. Force, mass, and acceleration2.8. Friction and braking*2.9. Force, weight, and gravity2.10. Action and reaction*2.11. More about vectors2.12. Moving in circlesFurther QuestionsRevision Summary3. Forces and pressure3.1. Forces and turning effects3.2. Centre of mass3.3. More about moments3.4. Stretching and compressing3.5. Pressure3.6. Pressure in liquids3.7. Hydraulic systems*3.8. Pressure from the air3.9. Gas pressure and volume3.10. Pressure problemsFurther QuestionsRevision Summary4. Forces and energy4.1. Work and energy4.2. Energy transformation4.3. Calculating PE and KE4.4. Efficiency and power4.5. Energy for electricity (1)4.6. Energy for electricity (2)4.7. Energy resources4.8. How the world gets its energyFurther QuestionsRevision Summary5. Thermal effects5.1. Moving particles5.2. Temperature (1)5.3. Temperature (2)5.4. Expanding solids and liquids5.5. Heating gases5.6. Thermal conduction5.7. Convection5.8. Thermal radiation5.9. Liquids and vapours5.10. Specific heat capacity5.11. Latent heatFurther QuestionsRevision Summary6. Waves and sounds6.1. Transverse and longitudinal waves6.2. Wave effects6.3. Sound waves6.4. Speed of sound and echoes6.5. Characteristics of sound waves6.6. UltrasoundFurther QuestionsRevision Summary7. Rays and waves7.1. Light rays and waves7.2. Reflection in plane mirrors (1)7.3. Reflection in plane mirrors (2)7.4. Refraction of light7.5. Total internal reflection7.6. Refraction calculations7.7. Lenses (1)7.8. Lenses (2)7.9. Camera, projector, and enlarger*7.10. The human eye*7.11. Electromagnetic waves (1)7.12. Electromagnetic waves (2)7.13. Communications*Further QuestionsRevision Summary8. Electricity8.1. Electric charge (1)8.2. Electric charge (2)8.3. Electric fields8.4. Current in a simple circuit8.5. Potential difference8.6. Resistance (1)8.7. Resistance (2)8.8. More about resistance factors8.9. Series and parallel circuits (1)8.10. Series and parallel circuits (2)8.11. Electrical power8.12. Mains electricity (1)8.13. Mains electricity (2)8.14. Electrical energy calculationsFurther QuestionsRevision Summary9. Magnets and currents9.1. Magnets9.2. Magnetic fields9.3. Magnetic effect of a current9.4. Electromagnets9.5. Magnetic force on a current9.6. Electric motors9.7. Electromagnetic induction9.8. More about induced currents9.9. Generators9.10. Coils and transformers (1)9.11. Coils and transformers (2)9.12. Power across the countryFurther QuestionsRevision Summary10. Electrons and electronics10.1. Electronic essentials10.2. More on components10.3. Transistors (1)10.4. Transistors (2)10.5. Logic gates (1)10.6. Logic gates (2)10.7. Electron beams (1)10.8. Electron beams (2)Further QuestionsRevision Summary11. Atoms and radioactivity11.1. Inside atoms11.2. Nuclear radiation (1)11.3. Nuclear radiation (2)11.4. Radioactive decay (1)11.5. Radioactive decay (2)11.6. Nuclear energy*11.7. Fusion future*11.8. Using radioactivity*11.9. Atoms and particles (1)11.10. Atoms and particles (2)*Further QuestionsRevision Summary12. History of key ideas12.1. Force, motion, and energy*12.2. Rays, waves, and particles*12.3. Magnetism and electricity*12.4. The Earth and beyond*Key developments in physics13. Practical physics13.1. Getting organized and working safely (Skill C1)13.2. Observing, measuring, and recording (Skill C2)13.3. Dealing with data (Skill C3)13.4. A full investigation (Skill C4)13.5. Some experimental investigations13.6. Taking a practical testExperimental skillsFurther Questions14. Mathematics for physicsThe essential mathematics15. IGCSE practice questionsMultichoice questionsIGCSE theory questionsIGCSE alternative-to-practical questions16. ReferenceUseful equationsUnits and elementsElectrical symbols and codesAnswers to questionsIndex