**Edrolo VCE Physics Units 1&2 2020 Edition by Al Harkness, ISBN-13: 978-0648943334**

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Language: English

527 pages

ISBN-10: 9780648943334

ISBN-13: 978-0648943334

**Table of Contents:**

USING THIS RESOURCE TO TEACH AND LEARN VI

FEATURES OF THIS BOOK VIII

01 Practical investigations 1

1A Asking questions, identifying variables, and making predictions 2

1B Scientific conventions 8

1C Collecting data 13

1D Representing and analysing data 21

1E Gradients of lines of best fit 28

Chapter 1 review 34

UNIT 1: WHAT IDEAS EXPLAIN THE PHYSICAL WORLD? 37

AREA OF STUDY 1: HOW CAN THERMAL EFFECTS BE EXPLAINED? 38

02 Thermodynamics principles 39

2A What is temperature? 40

2B How does thermal energy move? 47

2C How heat affects temperature 59

2D The Zeroth and First Laws of Thermodynamics 68

Chapter 2 review 74

03 Earth’s climate 77

3A The electromagnetic spectrum 78

3B Thermal radiation 83

3C Earth’s energy flow 93

3D The greenhouse effect 99

3E Modelling effects on the climate 105

3F Thermodynamic principles in housing and transportation 115

Chapter 3 review 127

Unit 1, AOS 1 review 129

AREA OF STUDY 2: HOW DO ELECTRIC CIRCUITS WORK? 134

04 Electricity and circuits 135

4A What is electricity? 136

4B Resistance and Ohm’s law 148

4C Series circuits 156

4D Parallel circuits 163

4E Combining series and parallel circuits 170

Chapter 4 review 177

05 Applied electricity 181

5A Applications of electric circuits 182

5B Household electricity 192

5C Electrical safety 200

Chapter 5 review 207

Unit 1, AOS 2 review 211

AREA OF STUDY 3: WHAT IS MATTER AND HOW IS IT FORMED? 216

06 Particles in the nucleus 217

6A The Standard Model 218

6B Nuclear stability and the fundamental forces 228

6C Radioactive half-life 234

6D Types of nuclear radiation 240

Chapter 6 review 248

07 The origin of atoms and their energy 251

7A Nuclear energy 252

7B Producing light 260

7C The origin of the Universe 267

Chapter 7 review 276

Unit 1, AOS 3 review 279

UNIT2: WHAT DO EXPERIMENTS REVEAL ABOUT THE PHYSICAL WORLD? 283

AREA OF STUDY 1: HOW CAN MOTION BE DESCRIBED AND EXPLAINED? 284

08 Kinematics 285

8A Describing motion 286

8B Graphing motion 298

8C The constant acceleration equations 309

Chapter 8 review 317

09 Forces and motion 321

9A Forces 322

9B Force vectors in two dimensions 331

9C Inclined planes and connected bodies 340

9D Torque 352

9E Equilibrium 361

Chapter 9 review 370

10 Conservation of momentum and energy 373

10A Momentum and impulse 374

10B Work and kinetic energy 385

10C Gravitational potential energy 394

10D Springs 402

Chapter 10 review 411

Unit 2, AOS 1 review 414

Answers 419

Concept discussion questions 504

GLOSSARY 510

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 515

FORMULAS IN THIS BOOK 516

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