1 Physics and physical measurement 2 Mechanics 3 Thermal physics 4 Oscillations and waves 5 Electric currents 6 Fields and forces 7 Atomic and nuclear physics 8 Energy, power and climate change 9 Motion in fields 10 Thermal physics 11 Wave phenomena 12 Electomagnetic induction 13 Quantum physics and nuclear physics 14 Digital technology Option A Sight and wave phenomena Option B Quantum physics and nuclear physics Option C Digital technology Option E Astrophysics Option G Electromagnetic waves
John Allum and Christopher Talbot are experienced teachers and examiners of IB Physics.
I have purchased, reviewed and used in class at least five textbooks written and/or recommended for standard and higher level IB Physics. All of these texts came recommended by other IB Physics teachers, supervisors, or the IB organization itself. When I first heard about Physics for the IB Diploma by Allum and Talbot, I immediately ordered a copy. I have found it to be the best IB Physics textbook I have come across to date. The material is exceptionally well organized to match exactly with the IB curriculum dot points. Each unit has a list of starting points at the beginning, a number of self-assessment questions throughout, and a very useful summary of knowledge list plus sample examination questions at the end. It is written in a fairly relaxed style with language accessible to high school students. I give Allum and Talbot's Physics for the IB Diploma my heartiest recommendation. Tim Bennett, IB Physics SL/HL teacher, Northumberland Regional High School, Nova Scotia, Canada