Higher Still Physics

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Oxford University Press, Jan 14, 1999 - Physics - 296 pages
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From August 1999 the Higher Still Programme will be introduced into schools and colleges. This book brings the classic favourite Higher Core Physics right up to date for the Higher grade of the new qualifications framework. It features clear, concise explanations and two brand new elements to enable better preparation for the exam: topic tests to provide regular assessment, and numerous practice questions drawn from past papers. The Higher Still Development Unit have given the book their official approval, and the cover carries their logo
 

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Contents

Mechanics and properties of matter
1
2 Equations of motion
14
3 Newtons Second Law energy and power
33
4 Momentum and impulse
47
5 Density and pressure
67
spacing of particles 73 pressure in a liquid 73buoyancy 78hydrometer 81hot
81
Electricity and electronics
101
3 Capacitance
130
differential mode 155monitoring 157driving output devices
158
Waves and energy 169 transverse waves and pulses 170quantities to describe
175
2 Refraction of light
193
Intensity of illumination 207photoelectric effect 208spectra 215lasers 219usesof
227
4 Nuclear reactions
244
nuclear fusion
258
Hazards 267measuring the dose 268background radiation 269 absorption
272
percentage error 283 systematic errors 284 reading errors 284 digital
287

4 Analogue electronics
144

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