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Physics for the IB Diploma: Exam Preparation Guide

Tsokos

New exam preparation guide providing additional guidance for students taking the Physics for the IB Diploma course.

 

Physics for the IB Diploma: Exam Preparation Guide provides additional guidance for students taking the Physics for the IB Diploma course. The guide can be used independently to revise for the exam, or it can be used in the classroom alongside the Physics for the IB Diploma coursebook.

Thorough coverage of all Options chapters ensures that the book is a handy guide to the entire course.

 

  • Clearly explained key concepts for each chapter provide thorough revision for the exams.
  • Highlighted definitions enable easy access to explanations.
  • Worked examples ease understanding of new concepts.
  • Helpful hints point to the right direction and highlight commonly made mistakes.
  • Useful Examiner's hints make students aware of exam dos and don'ts.
  • Exam-style questions prepare students for exams.
  • Clearly demarcated Standard Level and Higher Level content help students navigate easily through the book.

 

Introduction vi Topic 1: Physics and physical measurement – Core 1 Topic 2: Mechanics – Core 9 Topic 3: Thermal physics – Core 17 Topic 4: Oscillations and waves – Core 20 Topic 5: Electric currents – Core 27 Topic 6: Fields and forces – Core 32 Topic 7: Atomic and nuclear physics – Core 36 Topic 8: Energy, power and climate change – Core 42 Topic 9: Motion in fields – AHL 52 Topic 10: Thermal physics – AHL 57 Topic 11: Wave phenomena – AHL and part of SL Option A Option B: Quantum physics and nuclear 60 physics – SL (See Topic 13) 86 Option C: Digital technology – SL (See Topic 14 and HL parts of Option F) 86 Topic 12: Electromagnetic induction – AHL 68 Topic 13: Quantum physics and nuclear physics – AHL and SL Option B 72 Topic 14: Digital technology – AHL and part of SL Option C 79 Option A: Sight and wave phenomena – SL (See also Topic 11) 83 Physics for the IB Diploma Option F: Communications – SL and HL 99 Option D: Relativity and particle physics – SL (See under Options H and J) 86 Option E: Astrophysics – SL and HL 87 Option G: Electromagnetic waves – SL and HL111 Option J: Particle physics – SL Option D and HL 145Option H: Relativity – HL and SL Option D 123Option I: Medical physics – HL 136 Exam-style questions

 

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: Exam Preparation Guide 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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Genius book - having based most of my studying on this revision guide, I entered the exams thinking that I had cheated as the book had clearly went over each and every question for all three papers. My saviour to surviving IB Physics!

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It is concise, follows the syllabus. Covers everything you need to know as a great pre-exam checklist. Does not explain in enough detail to learn from, but that is why it is called an 'Exam Preparation Guide'.

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This is well worth getting
My son took HL IB Physics and this helped him a lot to prepare and between this, studying and hard work he got a 5 and is so happy.

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Preparation for the big test
This is an excellent preparation for the big IB exam. The topics are clear, concise and exemplified in a handy study guide. The definitions, sample questions and self-test questions are organized to help any student prepare for the comprehensive exam. All students in IB Physics should have this exam preparation guide.

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