Jacaranda Physics 12 4E for NSW eBookPLUS & Print Image

Jacaranda Physics 12 4E for NSW eBookPLUS & Print

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Jacaranda Physics 12 for NSW 4e Print & eBookPLUS

This combined print and digital title provides one-to-one correspondence with the Physics Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) and achieves all the Working Scientifically outcomes and Knowledge and Understanding outcomes. Written specifically to help teachers address and unpack the Physics Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) and spark the interest of students studying Physics.

The new edition of Jacaranda Physics 12 for NSW 4eincludes these key updates:

  • Written specifically to address the new Physics Stage 6 Syllabus, including the learning objectives at the start of every topic
  • Provides an unmatched visual learning experience, with complementary interactivities and fully worked solutions for every question
  • Language has been carefully selected to appeal to students of all abilities and practice questions at the end of subtopics reinforce learning
  • Working Scientifically and Knowledge and Understanding activities are suggested throughout the topics to help teachers plan
  • Each topic contains a summary of all of the key learning points as well as two topic-level exercises comprised of 30+ questions

 

An access code for the eBookPLUS comes free on the inside cover of your printed text, so you can make the most of both the print and digital formats.


About eBookPLUS vii

Acknowledgements viii

1 Projectile motion 1

1.1 Overview 1

1.2 Falling under gravity 2

1.3 Projectile motion 7

1.4 Projection at an angle 14

1.5 Review 21

2 Circular motion 27

2.1 Overview 27

2.2 Uniform circular motion 28

2.3 Providing centripetal force 34

2.4 Non-uniform circular motion 42

2.5 Rotational kinematics and dynamics 45

2.6 Review 52

3 Motion and gravitational fields 59

3.1 Overview 59

3.2 Explaining the solar system 60

3.3 Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation 64

3.4 Objects in orbit 69

3.5 Gravitational fields 74

3.6 Energy in a gravitational field 78

3.7 Review 83

4 Electric and magnetic fields 91

4.1 Overview 91

4.2 Charged particles in uniform electric fields 92

4.3 Charged particles in uniform magnetic fields 97

4.4 Review 101

5 The motor effect 107

5.1 Overview 107

5.2 Magnetic fields 108

5.3 The motor effect 113

5.4 The interaction between two parallel current-carrying wires 115

5.5 SI definition for electrical current; the ampere and Newton’s Third Law of Motion 117

5.6 Review 117

6 Electromagnetic induction 125

6.1 Overview 125

6.2 Electromagnetic induction 126

6.3 Inducing a current 129

6.4 Generating a potential difference 131

6.5 Lenz’s law 133

6.6 Eddy currents 134

6.7 Transformers 136

6.8 Energy distribution 141

6.9 Review 145

7 Applications of the motor effect 157

7.1 Overview 157

7.2 Simple DC electric motors 157

7.3 Torque 164

7.4 Lenz’s Law and the production of back emf in motors 166

7.5 Generators 168

7.6 Electric power generating stations 173

7.7 AC induction motors 174

7.8 Review 179

8 Exploring the electromagnetic spectrum 189

8.1 Overview 189

8.2 James Clerk Maxwell 190

8.3 The production and propagation of electromagnetic waves 195

8.4 Measurement and the speed of light 197

8.5 Exploring with the electromagnetic spectrum 201

8.6 Signatures of the elements 205

8.7 Stellar spectra 207

8.8 Review 209

9 The wave model of light 213

9.1 Overview 213

9.2 Competing theories of light 214

9.3 Diffraction and interference 214

9.4 Comparing the experimental evidence for the two models of light 221

9.5 Polarisation 222

9.6 Review 225

10 The quantum model of light 233

10.1 Overview 233

10.2 Light as a type of wave 234

10.3 The photoelectric effect 241

10.4 Review 253

11 Light and special relativity 259

11.1 Overview 259

11.2 What is relativity? 260

11.3 Electromagnetism brings new challenges 267

11.4 Understanding the speed of light as an absolute constant 272

11.5 The evidence for Einstein’s two postulates 274

11.6 Length contraction 279

11.7 Relativistic momentum 286

11.8 The most famous equation: E = mc2 287

11.9 Relativity and momentum 290

11.10 Review 292

12 Elemental origins 297

12.1 Overview 297

12.2 The earliest atoms 298

12.3 The expanding universe 303

12.4 The power of stars 312

12.5 Analysing light from stars 316

12.6 Classifying stars by their light 319

12.7 Hertzsprung–Russell Diagrams 322

12.8 Where the atoms are made 327

12.9 Review 333

13 The structure of the atom 341

13.1 Overview 341

13.2 Cathode rays and the electron 341

13.3 The development of the classical model of the atom 353

13.4 The neutron 357

13.5 Review 360

14 The atom and quantum mechanics 365

14.1 Overview 365

14.2 Limitations of the Rutherford atomic model 366

14.3 Matter waves 377

14.4 Review 388

15 Properties of the nucleus 395

15.1 Overview 395

15.2 Radioactivity 396

15.3 The model of half-life in radioactive decay 399

15.4 Nuclear stability 402

15.5 Mass defect and binding energy of the nucleus 404

15.6 Spontaneous transmutations 408

15.7 Artificial nuclear transmutations 412

15.8 Review 418

16 Deep inside the atom 425

16.1 Overview 425

16.2 The discovery of subatomic particles 426

16.3 The tools of particle physicists 430

16.4 The quark model 435

16.5 The Standard Model 438

16.6 Review 440

Glossary 445

Appendix 1 449

Appendix 2 452

Answers 453

Index 466