National 5 Physics


Paperback, A5, 548 pages

The course comprises 6 areas. The first area, Dynamics, covers vectors and scalars, velocity-time graphs, acceleration, Newton’s laws, conservation of energy and projectile motion. The second area, Space, covers space exploration and cosmology. The third area, Electricity, covers electrical charge and carriers and potential difference, Ohm’s law, practical electrical and electronic circuits, and electrical power. The fourth area, Properties of matter, covers specific heat capacity, specific latent heat and gas laws and the kinetic model. The fifth area, Waves, covers wave parameters and behaviours, the electromagnetic spectrum, and refraction of light. The sixth area, Nuclear radiation, covers activity and half-life, ionising radiation, electricity, nuclear fission and fusion, and measuring exposure.

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Weight 0.703 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14.8 cm

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