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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 best coverage of the syllabus with Physics for the IB Diploma (sixth edition) with clear assessment statements, links to Theory of Knowledge, International-mindedness and Nature of Science themes.

Exam preparation is supported with plenty of 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 additional online material available with the book.

  • Full coverage of the syllabus, following syllabus structure.
  • Clear demarcation of Standard Level and Higher Level material.
  • Learning objectives emphasise the key content in each section and focus learning.
  • Worked examples to illustrate how to tackle complex problems.
  • Links to Theory of Knowledge, International-Mindedness and Nature of Science themes.
  • Additional online material, including Options chapters, practice questions and assessment guidance.
  • New digital versions of our textbooks are coming in 2015 and will offer an enriched learning experience through material such as animation, video and audio content, and/or self-marking quiz, assessment questions and personalisation of 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.

The IB Diploma is split into six 'Groups' from which students must take six subjects - one from each of Groups 1-5 and then a further subject from either Group 6 or another from Groups 1-5. Cambridge University Press publish resources for Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Theory of Knowledge.

Physics for the IB Diploma forms part of Group 4 - Experimental Sciences.

K. A. Tsokos teaches IB Physics and Mathematics at ACS Athens. His career in the IB Diploma Programme started 21 years ago at the Copenhagen International School. He participated in the last curriculum review.

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