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Jacaranda Physics 2 VCE Units 3 and 4 4E learnON and Print
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About this resource viii Acknowledgements x Unit 3 How do Fields Explain Motion and Electricity? 1 Area of Study 1 How do Things Move Without Contact? 1 Gravitational, electric and magnetic fields 3 1.1 Overview 3 1.2 Gravitational forces and fields 5 1.3 Electric forces and fields 12 1.4 Magnetic forces and fields 26 1.5 Comparing gravitational, magnetic and electric fields 40 1.6 Review 44 2 Gravitational fields (effects and applications) 51 2.1 Overview 51 2.2 Motion in a gravitational field 52 2.3 Energy changes in gravitational fields 66 2.4 Review 75 3 Electric and magnetic fields (effects and applications) 82 3.1 Overview 82 3.2 Motion of a charged particle in a uniform electric field 84 3.3 Motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field 90 3.4 Forces on current-carrying wires in a magnetic field 98 3.5 Combining electric and magnetic fields 109 3.6 Review 112 Area of Study 1 Review Practice examination 120 Practice school-assessed coursework 125 Area of Study 2 How are Fields Used to Move Electrical Energy? 4 Generation of electricity 127 4.1 Overview 127 4.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Generating voltage and current with a magnetic field 129 4.3 Magnetic flux 133 4.4 Generating emf from a changing magnetic flux 136 4.5 Generators and alternators 142 4.6 Review 150 5 Transmission of power 161 5.1 Overview 161 5.2 Transformers 162 5.3 Power distribution and transmission line losses 170 5.4 Review 178 Area of Study 2 Review Practice examination 186 Practice school-assessed coursework 192 Area of Study 3 How Fast Can Things Go? 6 Newton's laws of motion 194 6.1 Overview 194 6.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Motion review 195 6.3 Newton's laws of motion and their application 207 6.4 Projectile motion 216 6.5 Uniform circular motion 230 6.6 Non-uniform circular motion 246 6.7 Review 254 7 Force, energy and mass in collisions and other interactions 261 7.1 Overview 261 7.2 Momentum and impulse 263 7.3 Work done 271 7.4 Kinetic and potential energy 275 7.5 Review 289 8 Special relativity 296 8.1 Overview 296 8.2 Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity 298 8.3 Time dilation 313 8.4 Length contraction 318 8.5 Seeing relativistic effects 324 8.6 Einstein's relationship between mass and energy 327 8.7 Review 337 Area of Study 3 Review Practice examination 342 Practice school-assessed coursework 347 Unit 4 How Can Two Contradictory Models Explain Both Light and Matter? 349 Area of Study 1 How Can Waves Explain the Behaviour of Light? 9 Properties of mechanical waves 351 9.1 Overview 351 9.2 Explaining waves as the transmission of energy 352 9.3 Properties of waves 354 9.4 Diffraction of waves 361 9.5 Standing waves in strings 365 9.6 Interference of waves 376 9.7 Review 382 10 Light as a wave 390 10.1 Overview 390 10.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Light and its properties 392 10.3 Bending of light 398 10.4 Total internal reflection 409 10.5 Diffraction of light 417 10.6 Interference using light 420 10.7 Light as a transverse electromagnetic wave 429 10.8 Review 433 Area of Study 1 Review Practice examination 443 Practice school-assessed coursework 448 Area of Study 2 How are Light and Matter Similar? 11 Behaviour of light as a particle 453 11.1 Overview 453 11.2 BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE Physics before the observation of the photoelectric effect 454 11.3 The photoelectric effect 464 11.4 Limitations of the wave model 476 11.5 Review 479 12 Light and matter 485 12.1 Overview 485 12.2 Matter as particles or waves 487 12.3 Emission and absorption spectra 496 12.4 Making light 507 12.5 Experiments exploring the duality of waves and particles 515 12.6 Review 523 Area of Study 2 Review Practice examination 531 Practice school-assessed coursework 536 Area of Study 3 Practical Investigation 13 Practical investigation 539 13.1 Overview 539 13.2 Key science skills in Physics 540 13.3 Variables 549 13.4 Concepts specific to investigations (key terms and representations) 551 13.5 Scientific research methodologies and techniques 555 13.6 Health and safety guidelines 566 13.7 Methods of organising, analysing and evaluating primary data 569 13.8 Models and theories to understand observed phenomena 581 13.9 Nature of evidence and key findings of investigations 583 13.10 Conventions of scientific report writing and scientific poster presentation 585 13.11 Review 597 Appendix 1: Periodic table 608 Appendix 2: Astronomical data 610 Appendix 3: Formulae and data 611 Glossary 614 Answers 621 Index 666

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