## Facts and Practice for A-Level: PhysicsFrustrated with exam guides that provide mainly content and only a few questions? Or the opposite, with just practice questions but with no content for support? Oxford Facts and Practice are here to help and they do just what they say on the cover: give facts and practice for A Level. · All that students need to know in 56 pages · Designed for the new A- and AS-Level specifications, each book starts with tips on exam technique and a description of the main specifications · The authors all work in a tutorial college and are very experienced in preparing students for examinations from all of the exam groups. · The books have been extensively trialled to ensure that they provide lucid explanations at the right level of detail |

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### Contents

Coursework | 4 |

NUMBER | 11 |

Accuracy and approximation | 21 |

Ratio | 27 |

ALGEBRA | 33 |

Expanding brackets and factorisation | 40 |

Flow charts | 46 |

Plotting and reading graphs | 53 |

Waveparticle duality | 50 |

Energy levels | 54 |

Atomic and nuclear | 58 |

Particle physics I | 62 |

Electrostatic and gravitational fields | 70 |

103 | 73 |

Applied field theory | 74 |

Capacitance | 78 |

Rate of change | 59 |

Graphical solution of inequalities | 65 |

16 | 71 |

Trigonometry of rightangled triangles | 95 |

EXAMINATION QUESTIONS | 118 |

INDEX | 125 |

CONTENTS Why study physics? What this book does How to use this book How to work and revise | vi |

Exam technique | vii |

The new Alevel system Key skills | viii |

Exam board specifications and modules Formulae to learn Motion 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 | ix |

More motion | 6 |

Forces Types of force Energy | 10 |

Forces in action | 22 |

Conservation of momentum | 26 |

Circular motion and statics Electricity | 34 |

Electric circuits | 38 |

102 | 41 |

Waves | 42 |

Wave phenomena Answers Index | 46 |

Magnetic field theory | 82 |

Applied magnetism | 86 |

Electromagnetic induction | 90 |

Simple harmonic motion SHM | 94 |

Thermal physics | 98 |

Thermodynamics | 102 |

107 | 107 |

Materials science and base units Practical work | 110 |

113 | 113 |

S S vi vi vi vi vii viii viii ix X 2 6 10 | 114 |

18 | 115 |

121 | 121 |

22 | 124 |

30 | 129 |

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