## VCE Physics Calculations Units 1-4

- Dom Humphrey
- Science Press
- 2016
- ISBN: 9780855837273

RRP: $49.95 (Inc. GST)

## Description

A significant amount of the VCE 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

Introduction

Words to Watch

**Unit 1: What Ideas Explain the Physical World?**

1 Temperature

2 Thermal Physics

3 Wien’s Displacement Law

4 The Stefan-Boltzmann Law

5 Charge and Current

6 Electrical Power and Energy

7 Ohm’s Law

8 Resistors in Series

9 Resistors in Parallel

10 Mass and Energy

**Unit 2: What do Experiments Reveal about the Physical World?**

11 Uniform Velocity

12 Displacement-Time Graphs

13 Velocity-Time Graphs

14 Uniform Acceleration

15 Equations of Motion

16 Force and Motion

17 Torque and Motion

18 Newton’s Third Law

19 Momentum

20 Impulse

21 Work

22 Addition of Vectors

23 Subtraction of Vectors

24 Hooke’s Law

25 Universal Gravitation

26 Potential Energy in Springs

27 Characteristics of Waves

28 Magnitudes of Stars

29 Stellar Distances

30 The Scharzschild Radius

31 Centre of Mass

32 Young’s Modulus

33 Capacitors

34 Lift and Drag on Aircraft

35 Radioactive Decay

36 Nuclear Reactions

37 Binding Energy

38 Electron Transitions

39 The Photoelectric Effect

40 Refraction of Light

41 Refraction of Waves

42 Stationary Waves

43 Strings and Pipes

44 Image Formation

**Unit 3: How do Fields Explain Motion and Electricity?**

45 Electric Field

46 Electric Potential and Potential Difference

47 Potential Difference, Charge and Energy

48 Gravitational Potential Energy

49 Circular Motion

50 Angular Velocity

51 Angular Acceleration

52 Magnetic Induction

53 Ampere’s Law

54 Magnetic Forces on Currents

55 Torque on Coils

56 Flux, Flux Density and Induced Emf

57 Einstein’s Laws

58 Kinetic Energy

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

59 The Doppler Effect and Light

60 Superposition of Waves

61 Diffraction and Interference

62 Photons and Quanta

63 Matter Waves

64 Balmer’s Equation

Answers

Data Sheet

Periodic Table