Physics for the IB Diploma, Sixth edition, covers in full the requirements of the IB syllabus for Physics for first examination in 2016. The Sixth edition of this well-known Coursebook is fully updated for the IB Physics syllabus for first examination in 2016, comprehensively covering all requirements. Get the complete coverage of the syllabus with clear assessment statements, and links to Theory of Knowledge, International-mindedness and Nature of Science themes. Exam preparation is supported with extensive sample exam questions, online test questions and exam tips. Chapters covering the Options and Nature of Science, assessment guidance and answers to questions are included in the free additional online material available with the book.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Unit 1. Measurements and Uncertainties: 1. Measurement in physics; 2. Uncertainties and errors; 3. Vectors and scalars; Exam-style questions; Unit 2. Mechanics: 1. Motion; 2. Forces; 3. Work, energy and power; 4. Momentum and impulse; Exam-style questions; Unit 3. Thermal Physics: 1. Thermal concepts; 2. Modelling a gas; Exam-style questions; Unit 4. Waves: 1. Oscillations; 2. Travelling waves; 3. Wave characteristics; 4. Wave behaviour; 5. Standing waves; Exam-style questions; Unit 5. Electricity and Magnetism: 1. Electric Fields; 2. Heating effect of electric currents; 3. Electric cells; 4. Magnetic fields; Exam-style questions; Unit 6. Circular Motion and Gravitation: 1. Circular motion; 2. The law of gravitation; Exam-style questions; Unit 7. Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics: 1. Discrete energy and radioactivity; 2. Nuclear reactions; 3. The structure of matter; Exam-style questions; Unit 8. Energy Production: 1. Energy sources; 2. Thermal energy transfer; Exam-style questions; Unit 9. Wave Phenomena (HL): 1. Simple harmonic motion; 2. Single-slit diffraction; 3. Interference; 4. Resolution; 5. The Doppler effect; Exam-style questions; Unit 10. Fields (HL): 1. Describing fields; 2. Fields at work; Exam-style questions; Unit 11. Electromagnetic Induction (HL): 1. Electromagnetic induction; 2. Transmission of power; 3. Capacitance; Exam-style questions; Unit 12. Quantum and Nuclear Physics (HL): 1. The interaction of matter with radiation; 2. Nuclear physics; Exam-style questions; Answers to test yourself questions; Glossary; Index.