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About this resource viii

Acknowledgements x

Unit 3 How do Fields Explain Motion and Electricity? 1

Area of Study 1 How do Things Move Without Contact?

1 Gravitational, electric and magnetic fields 3

1.1 Overview 3

1.2 Gravitational forces and fields 5

1.3 Electric forces and fields 12

1.4 Magnetic forces and fields 26

1.5 Comparing gravitational, magnetic and electric fields 40

1.6 Review 44

2 Gravitational fields (effects and applications) 51

2.1 Overview 51

2.2 Motion in a gravitational field 52

2.3 Energy changes in gravitational fields 66

2.4 Review 75

3 Electric and magnetic fields (effects and applications) 82

3.1 Overview 82

3.2 Motion of a charged particle in a uniform electric field 84

3.3 Motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field 90

3.4 Forces on current-carrying wires in a magnetic field 98

3.5 Combining electric and magnetic fields 109

3.6 Review 112

Area of Study 1 Review

Practice examination 120

Practice school-assessed coursework 125

Area of Study 2 How are Fields Used to Move Electrical Energy?

4 Generation of electricity 127

4.1 Overview 127

4.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Generating voltage and current with a magnetic field 129

4.3 Magnetic flux 133

4.4 Generating emf from a changing magnetic flux 136

4.5 Generators and alternators 142

4.6 Review 150

5 Transmission of power 161

5.1 Overview 161

5.2 Transformers 162

5.3 Power distribution and transmission line losses 170

5.4 Review 178

Area of Study 2 Review

Practice examination 186

Practice school-assessed coursework 192

Area of Study 3 How Fast Can Things Go?

6 Newton’s laws of motion 194

6.1 Overview 194

6.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Motion review 195

6.3 Newton’s laws of motion and their application 207

6.4 Projectile motion 216

6.5 Uniform circular motion 230

6.6 Non-uniform circular motion 246

6.7 Review 254

7 Force, energy and mass in collisions and other interactions 261

7.1 Overview 261

7.2 Momentum and impulse 263

7.3 Work done 271

7.4 Kinetic and potential energy 275

7.5 Review 289

8 Special relativity 296

8.1 Overview 296

8.2 Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity 298

8.3 Time dilation 313

8.4 Length contraction 318

8.5 Seeing relativistic effects 324

8.6 Einstein’s relationship between mass and energy 327

8.7 Review 337

Area of Study 3 Review

Practice examination 342

Practice school-assessed coursework 347

Unit 4 How Can Two Contradictory Models Explain Both Light and Matter? 349

Area of Study 1 How Can Waves Explain the Behaviour of Light?

9 Properties of mechanical waves 351

9.1 Overview 351

9.2 Explaining waves as the transmission of energy 352

9.3 Properties of waves 354

9.4 Diffraction of waves 361

9.5 Standing waves in strings 365

9.6 Interference of waves 376

9.7 Review 382

10 Light as a wave 390

10.1 Overview 390

10.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Light and its properties 392

10.3 Bending of light 398

10.4 Total internal reflection 409

10.5 Diffraction of light 417

10.6 Interference using light 420

10.7 Light as a transverse electromagnetic wave 429

10.8 Review 433

Area of Study 1 Review

Practice examination 443

Practice school-assessed coursework 448

Area of Study 2 How are Light and Matter Similar?

11 Behaviour of light as a particle 453

11.1 Overview 453

11.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Physics before the observation of the photoelectric effect 454

11.3 The photoelectric effect 464

11.4 Limitations of the wave model 476

11.5 Review 479

12 Light and matter 485

12.1 Overview 485

12.2 Matter as particles or waves 487

12.3 Emission and absorption spectra 496

12.4 Making light 507

12.5 Experiments exploring the duality of waves and particles 515

12.6 Review 523

Area of Study 2 Review

Practice examination 531

Practice school-assessed coursework 536

Area of Study 3 Practical Investigation

13 Practical investigation 539

13.1 Overview 539

13.2 Key science skills in Physics 540

13.3 Variables 549

13.4 Concepts specific to investigations (key terms and representations) 551

13.5 Scientific research methodologies and techniques 555

13.6 Health and safety guidelines 566

13.7 Methods of organising, analysing and evaluating primary data 569

13.8 Models and theories to understand observed phenomena 581

13.9 Nature of evidence and key findings of investigations 583

13.10 Conventions of scientific report writing and scientific poster presentation 585

13.11 Review 597

Appendix 1: Periodic table 608

Appendix 2: Astronomical data 610

Appendix 3: Formulae and data 611

Glossary 614

Answers 621

Index 666