Alevel PhysicsThe format of those title has been updated for improved presentation. Definitions and fundamental points are now highlighted. Each topic is explained thoroughly in concise, lucid language  starting at level 7/8 of the National Curriculum. Worked examples and questions give students practice in calculations from first principles and an immediate test of their understanding of a topic. Designed to provide a link between GCSE and A Level, consolidation sections stress key points and in some cases provide an overview of a topic. Each section ends with a selection of questions, most of which have been taken from past examination papers. More than 200 questions have been added for the fourth edition. 
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A very wellorganised Physics book. Intended for those who want to find the derivations of theorems and who want a mathematical approach towards physics. A good knowledge of basicphysics and some wellrounded mathematics is recommended. Although, advance level mathematics is not required. Very helpful for those who want a broad knowledge of Physics. The book is intended for Alevel courses which is an UKbased syllabus, but it can be adapted for suitable needs. When I first read the book (which I haven’t finished) I realised that it did not link the realworld applications to the ideas, but for me that’s what makes it special, it gets straight to the point and delivers a fantastic understanding of ideas and theories in physics. The only downside to the book is its solutions to questions, some of them need a little more explanation. Highly recommended.
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Contents
Vectors  2 
Motion  11 
Torque  41 
Equilibrium Centre of Mass Centre of Gravity  44 
Work Energy Power  57 
Circular Motion and Rotation  67 
Simple Harmonic Motion  85 
Gravitation and Gravity  97 
Stationary Standing Waves  485 
Waves in Strings  489 
Waves in Pipes  494 
Musical Notes and Sound  500 
The Doppler Effect  506 
Questions on Section E  514 
SECTION F ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM  533 
Charge Current Potential Difference and Power  534 
Questions on Section A  113 
SECTION B STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER  141 
Solids and Liquids  142 
Fluids at Rest  160 
Elasticity  181 
Fluid Flow  194 
Questions on Section B 208  225 
THERMAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER  227 
Thermometry and Calorimetry  228 
Gases  249 
Vapours  278 
Thermodynamics  283 
Heat Transfer  302 
Questions on Section C  320 
GEOMETRICAL OPTICS  349 
Refraction  350 
Lenses  361 
Mirrors  375 
Optical Instruments  385 
Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light  408 
Questions on Section D  410 
SECTION E WAVES AND THE WAVE PROPERTIES OF LIGHT  421 
Basic Properties of Waves  422 
Huygens Construction  427 
Interference of Light Waves  436 
Diffraction of Light Waves  450 
Polarization of Light Waves  465 
Electromagnetic Waves Optical Spectra  472 
Forced Vibrations and Resonance  477 
Beats  481 
The Wheatstone Bridge  556 
The Potentiometer  561 
Electrostatics  570 
Capacitors  589 
Magnetic Effects of Electric Currents  611 
Electromagnetic Induction  645 
Alternating Currents  674 
Rectification  694 
Magnetic Materials  698 
Electrolysis  705 
Questions on Section F 708  741 
SECTION G MODERN PHYSICS  751 
The Photoelectric Effect WaveParticle Duality  752 
The Structure of the Atom Energy Levels  762 
XRays  773 
The Electron  779 
The Nucleus  797 
Radioactivity  802 
Nuclear Stability Fission and Fusion  822 
Detectors of Radiation  831 
Semiconductors and Electronics  837 
Questions on Section G  876 
APPENDICES Appendix 1 SI Units  914 
Dimensions and Dimensional Methods  916 
Relevant Mathematics  919 
Values of Selected Physical Constants  927 
Answers to Questions  930 
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