Physics for the IB Diploma Full Colour

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 28, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 848 pages
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A best-seller now available in full colour, covering the entire IB syllabus. This best-selling fifth edition is now available in full colour. It has been written for the IB student and covers the entire IB syllabus, including all the options at both Standard Level and Higher Level. The student-friendly design makes this comprehensive book easy to use and the accessible language ensures that the material is also suitable for students whose first language is not English. It includes: answers to the end-of-chapter questions; worked examples highlighting important results, laws, definitions and formulae; and a glossary of key terms.
 

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This book is a work of art. It is concise and comprehensive. I have completed the book, reading all the text and answering all the questions.
My interpretation from the reviews is that they are from
people looking for a quick solution to their own short comings, e.g. "Whoever wrote the book seemed to be in a rush and did not QA the book ", this is utterly false, the book covers the syllabus well and leads the reader through thoughtful questions that affirm and expand on the ideas established in the text. 

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I am not impressed with the book at all. They should take tips from http://www.physicsclassroom.com, who present the subjects in a way that is easy for students to understand and does not present questions without chapter examples.
The book often seems to ask questions that it has not covered in the chapter. For example chapter 2.8 does not cover any loop to loop examples but asks such problems. The chapter explanations skip steps when explaining a concept. For example look on page 32 that talks about the "slope = - 4.8 / 19", but does not explain where 4.8 came from. Which happen to be ln 120 of the graph 5.2. Also there are questions that do not give enough details to solve the problem without additional research outside the book. For example "What is the centripetal acceleration of a point on the earth at 50 degrees latitude...", since the question does not mention the Earth's radius, this leaves the student to research outside the book to figure this out.
I have found so that every chapter of this book suffers from lack of detail and comprehensive examples that I have rated this book a 1 out of 5. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
Whoever wrote the book seemed to be in a rush and did not QA the book with students to make sure that the material was comprehensive and easy to follow.
 

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Contents

Newtons law of gravitation
2
Mechanics
38
third laws Core
76
Thermal properties of matter
158
Oscillations and waves
195
3
216
reflection
228
Huygens principle
234
The Doppler effect SL
480
D4 Particles and interactions SL
486
E2 Stellar radiation SL and HL
494
E3 Stellar objects SL and HL
506
E4 Cosmology SL and HL
514
E5 Stellar evolution Extension HL
521
E6 Galaxies Extension HL
533
SL and HL Option F Communications
544

Interference
240
Standing waves AHL SL Option A
251
Diffraction AHL SL Option A
259
Electricity and magnetism
280
3
299
Electric current and electric
310
Transformers and power
365
energy AHL SL Option B
389
principle AHL SL Option B
398
Energy power and climate
415
Digital technology
454
devices AHL SL Option C
463
Options
471
SL Option A Sight and wave phenomena
472
F2 Analogue and digital signals
554
F3 Optic fibre transmission
562
H1 The principle of special
644
H2 The effects of special relativity HL
652
H3 Consequences of and evidence
663
H4 Relativistic mechanics HL
671
H5 General relativity HL
677
Diagnostic uses of radioactive
712
HL Option J Particle physics
718
J2 Detectors and accelerators HL
731
J3 Quarks and leptons HL
746
J4 Experimental evidence
758
G1 Light SL and
viii
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