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Pearson Physics 12 Western Australia Student Book with eBook


Year 12
Student Book with eBook

Introducing the Pearson Physics 12 Western Australia Student Book. Fully aligned to the WA Syllabus.


  • An exact match to the Western Australian Physics Syllabus
  • Developed by highly experienced, well-known and expert author teams
  • Each Student Book comes with Reader+, our next generation eBook.
  • Chapter opening page links the syllabus to the chapter content. Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour addressed in the chapter is clearly listed
  • Physics in Action boxes place physics in an applied situation or relevant context and encourage students to think about the applications, consequences and issues raised by physics in the real world.
  • Extension boxes include material that goes beyond the core content of the syllabus. They are intended for students who wish to expand their depth of understanding in a particular area
  • Worked Examples scaffold problems and guide students through solving them. Each worked example is followed by a Try Yourself. This allows students to immediately test their understanding
  • Highlight boxes focuses students’ attention on important information such as key definitions, formulae and summary points
  • Each section includes a summary to assist students consolidate key points and concepts. Each section also finishes with questions to test students’ understanding and ability to recall the section’s key concepts
  • Chapters finish with a set of higher order questions to test students’ ability to apply the knowledge gained from the chapter
  • Units finish with a comprehensive set of exam-style questions that assist students draw together their knowledge and understanding and apply it to this style of questions
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Table of contents

  • 1 The Force due to Gravity
  • 1.1 Newton’s law of universal gravitation
  • 1.2 Gravitational Fields
  • 1.3 Work in a gravitational Field
  • 2 Motion in a Gravitational Field
  • 2.1 Inclined Planes
  • 2.2 Projectiles Launched Horizontally
  • 2.3 Projectiles Launched Obliquely
  • 2.4 Circular Motion in a Horizontal Plane
  • 2.5 Circular Motion on Banked Tracks
  • 2.6 Circular Motion in a Vertical Plane
  • 2.7 Satellite Motion
  • 3 Equilibrium of Forces
  • 3.1 Torque
  • 3.2 Equilibrium of Forces
  • 3.3 Static Equilibrium
  • 4 Electric Fields
  • 4.1 The Electric Field
  • 4.2 Coulomb’s Law
  • 4.3 Work Done in an Electric Field
  • 5 Magnetic Field and Force
  • 5.1 The Magnetic Field
  • 5.2 Forces on Charged Objects
  • 5.3 The Force on a Conductor
  • 6 Magnetic Field and EMF
  • 6.1 Induced EMF in a Conductor Moving in a Magnetic Field
  • 6.2 Induced EMF From a Changing Magnetic Flux
  • 6.3 Lenz’s Law
  • 6.4 Transforming Voltage Using Changing Magnetic Flux
  • 7 Wave Particle Duality and Quantum Theory
  • 7.1 Properties of Waves in Two Dimensions
  • 7.2 Evidence for the Wave Model of Light
  • 7.3 Electromagnetic Waves
  • 7.4 Blackbody Radiation and the Photoelectric Effect
  • 7.5 Atomic Spectra
  • 7.6 The Quantum Nature of Matter
  • 8 Special Relativity
  • 8.1 Galilean Relativity and Newtonian Physics
  • 8.2 Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
  • 8.3 Time Dilation
  • 8.4 Length Contraction
  • 8.5 Relativistic Momentum and Energy
  • 9 The Standard Model
  • 9.1 Particles of the Standard Model
  • 9.2 Interactions Between Particles
  • 9.3 Particle Accelerators
  • 9.4 Expansion of the Universe
  • 10 Practical Investigation
  • 11.1 Designing and planning the investigation
  • 11.2 Conducting investigations and recording and presenting data
  • 11.3 Discussing investigations and drawing evidence-based conclusions
  • Appendix

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