Jacaranda Physics 1 VCE Units 1 and 2 4E LearnON  and Print Image

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About this resource ix

Acknowledgements xi

Unit 1 What Ideas Explain the Physical World? 1

Area of Study 1 How Can Thermal Effects Be Explained?

1 Thermodynamic principles 3

1.1 Overview 3

1.2 Explaining heat using the kinetic theory 4

1.3 Measuring and converting temperature 9

1.4 Transferring heat 13

1.5 Thermal equilibrium and the laws of thermodynamics 18

1.6 Specific heat capacity 22

1.7 Review 30

2 Thermodynamics and climate science 35

2.1 Overview 35

2.2 Earth’s energy systems 37

2.3 The enhanced greenhouse effect 45

2.4 Climate models 54

2.5 Investigating issues related to thermodynamics 56

2.6 Review 58

Area of Study 1 Review

Practice examination 64

Practice school-assessed coursework 69

Area of Study 2 How Do Electric Circuits Work?

3 Concepts used to model electricity 70

3.1 Overview 70

3.2 Electric circuits 71

3.3 Current 76

3.4 Voltage 83

3.5 Energy and power in an electric circuit 86

3.6 Resistance 91

3.7 Review 103

4 Circuit analysis 112

4.1 Overview 112

4.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Electric circuit rules 113

4.3 Series and parallel circuits 119

4.4 Non-ohmic devices in series and parallel 130

4.5 Power in circuits 135

4.6 Review 137

5 Using electricity and electrical safety 145

5.1 Overview 145

5.2 Household electricity and usage 146

5.3 Electrical safety 153

5.4 Review 161

Area of Study 2 Review

Practice examination 167

Practice school-assessed coursework 174

Area of Study 3 What is Matter and How is it Formed?

6 Origins of atoms 176

6.1 Overview 176

6.2 Early developments of the Big Bang Theory 177

6.3 Further developments of the Big Bang Theory 186

6.4 Measurements of the universe 189

6.5 The formation of the first atoms 195

6.6 Review 203

7 Particles in the nucleus 207

7.1 Overview 207

7.2 The discovery of subatomic particles 208

7.3 Nuclear radiation 221

7.4 Types of nuclear radiation 227

7.5 Review 235

8 Energy from the atom 242

8.1 Overview 242

8.2 Energy from mass 243

8.3 Energy from the nucleus 247

8.4 Energy from accelerating charges 256

8.5 Review 261

Area of Study 3 Review

Practice examination 266

Practice school-assessed coursework 271

Unit 2 What Do Experiments Reveal About The Physical World? 273

Area of Study 1 How Can Motion Be Described and Explained?

9 Analysing motion 275

9.1 Overview 275

9.2 Describing movement 276

9.3 Analysing motion graphically 287

9.4 Equations for constant acceleration 299

9.5 Review 305

10 Forces in action 313

10.1 Overview 313

10.2 Forces as vectors 314

10.3 Newton’s First Law of Motion 325

10.4 Newton’s Second Law of Motion 327

10.5 Newton’s Third Law of Motion 337

10.6 Forces in two dimensions 342

10.7 Momentum and impulse 351

10.8 Torque 360

10.9 Equilibrium 362

10.10 Review 368

11 Energy and motion 374

11.1 Overview 374

11.2 Impulse and momentum 375

11.3 Work and energy 381

11.4 Energy transfers 385

11.5 Efficiency and power 397

11.6 Review 402

Area of Study 1 Review

Practice examination 408

Practice school-assessed coursework 413

Area of Study 2 Options: Observation of the Physical World (Online)

12 What are stars?

13 Is there life beyond Earth’s solar system?

14 How do forces act on the human body?

15 How can AC electricity charge a DC device?

16 How do heavy things fly?

17 How do fusion and fission compare as viable nuclear energy power sources?

18 How is radiation used to maintain human health?

19 How do particle accelerators work?

20 How can human vision be enhanced?

21 How do instruments make music?

22 How can performance in ball sports be improved?

23 How does the human body use electricity?

Area of Study 3 Practical Investigation

24 Practical investigation 430

24.1 Overview 430

24.2 Key science skills in Physics 431

24.3 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Variables 440

24.4 Concepts specific to investigation, key terms and representations 442

24.5 Scientific research methodologies and techniques 446

24.6 Health and safety guidelines 454

24.7 Methods of organising, analysing and evaluating primary data 457

24.8 Models and theories to understand observed phenomena 469

24.9 Nature of evidence and key findings of investigations 472

24.10 Conventions of scientific report writing and scientific poster presentation 474

24.11 Review 485

Glossary 495

Appendix 1: Periodic table 502

Appendix 2: Astronomical data 504

Answers 505

Index 542