VCE Surfing Physics Unit 4

  • Brian Shadwick
  • Science Press
  • 2017
  • ISBN: 9780855837433

RRP: $49.95 (Inc. GST)


This book covers the Physics content specified in the Victorian Certificate of Education Physics Study Design. Sample data has been included for suggested experiments to give you practice to  reinforce practical work in class.
Each book in the Surfing series contains a summary, with occasional more detailed sections, of all the mandatory parts of the syllabus, along with questions and answers.
All types of questions – multiple choice, short response, structured response and free response – are provided.
Questions are written in exam style so that you will become familiar with the concepts of the topic and answering questions in the required way.
Answers to all questions are included.
A topic test at the end of the book contains an extensive set of summary questions. These cover every aspect of the topic, and are useful for revision and exam practice.

Table of Contents

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Area of Study 1 How Can Waves Explain the Behaviour of Light?
Properties of Mechanical Waves
1 Transverse Matter Waves
2 Longitudinal Matter Waves
3 The Wave Equation
4 Analysing Wave Diagrams
5 Analysing Wave Graphs 1
6 Analysing Wave Graphs 2
7 Superposition of Waves
8 Superimposing Waves
9 The Doppler Effect
10 Standing Waves in Strings
11 Diffraction
12 Diffraction of Soundwaves
Light As a Wave
13 Transverse Electromagnetic Waves
14 Uses For Electromagnetic Radiation
15 Polarisation
16 Types of Polarisation
17 Refraction 1
18 Refraction 2
19 Refraction 3
20 Analysing a Refraction Experiment
21 Analysing Another Refraction Experiment
22 Some More Refraction Problems
23 Total Internal Reflection
24 Dispersion of Light
25 Chromatic Aberration
26 Young’s Double Slit Experiment
Area of Study 2 How Are Light and Matter Similar?
Behaviour of Light
27 Diffraction By Solid Objects
28 Planck and Black Body Radiation
29 The Photoelectric Effect
30 Photocurrent Versus Electrode Potential
31 Analysing an Experiment
32 Another Photoelectric Experiment
33 Colour Versus Photoenergy
Matter As Particles Or Waves
34 Louis de Broglie
35 Electron Diffraction 1
36 Electron Diffraction 2
37 Photon Diffraction
Similarities Between Light and Matter
38 Momentum of Photons and Matter
39 The Bohr Model and Emission Energies
40 Relating Emission to Spectra
41 The Atomic Spectrum of Hydrogen
42 Diffraction and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
43 Interference Supports the Dual Wave-Particle Model
Production of Light From Matter
44 Production of Light by Incandescent Lights
45 Production of Light by Lasers
46 Production of Light by Synchrotrons
47 Production of Light by LEDs
Topic Test
Data Sheet
Periodic Table

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