National Physics Calculations

  • Don Humphrey
  • Science Press
  • 2016
  • ISBN: 9780855836993

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A significant amount of the National Physics syllabus involves the solving of numerical problems. The object of this book is to provide sets of simple graded exercises which require the use of formulas mentioned in the syllabus.
The sets of exercises are designed to be attempted immediately following the introduction of the theory or for homework. Although the formulas are given in the examination papers, only by practice will you develop the facility to recognise a problem and solve it.
Detailed answers are included. In some cases the solutions can be obtained via different pathways but should agree in the end with the answers provided.

Table of Contents

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Physics Basics
1 Physics Basics
Thermal, Nuclear and Electrical Physics
2 Thermal Physics
3 Radioactive Decay
4 Nuclear Reactions
5 Mass and Energy
6 Charge and Current
7 Work, Charge and Electric Potential
8 Ohm’s Law
9 Resistors in Series
10 Resistors in Parallel
11 Electrical Power and Energy
Linear Motion and Waves
12 Uniform Velocity
13 Displacement-Time Graphs
14 Velocity-Time Graphs
15 Uniform Acceleration
16 Equations of Motion
17 Addition of Vectors
18 Subtraction of Vectors
19 Relative Velocity
20 Force and Motion
21 Momentum
22 Impulse
23 Conservation of Momentum
24 Work
25 Kinetic Energy
26 Characteristics of Waves
27 Refraction of Waves
28 Refraction of Light
29 Stationary Waves
30 Strings and Pipes
31 Diffraction and Interference
32 The Inverse Square Law
Gravity and Electromagnetism
33 Mass and Weight
34 Motion in the Earth’s Gravitational Field
35 Projectile Motion
36 Circular Motion
37 Universal Gravitation
38 Inclined Planes
39 Coulomb’s Law
40 Electric Field
41 Electric Potential and Potential Difference
42 Magnetic Induction
43 Ampere’s Law
44 Magnetic Forces on Currents
45 Torque on Coils
46 FIux, FIux Density and Induced Emf
47 Transformers
Revolutions in Modern Physics
48 Relativity
49 Photons and Quanta
50 Wien’s Displacement Law
Extension Questions
51 Extension Questions
Data Sheet
Periodic Table

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