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Important information for students vi - Cambridge IGCSE Physics viii - Good examination habits ix Revision checklist xii; Unit 1 General physics - 1.1 Length and time 2 - 1.2 Motion 6 - 1.3 Mass and weight 16 - 1.4 Density 22 - 1.5 Forces 28 - 1.6 Momentum 48 - 1.7 Energy, work and power 53 - 1.8 Pressure 76; Unit 2 Thermal physics - 2.1 Simple kinetic molecular model of matter 83 - 2.2 Thermal properties and temperature 94 - 2.3 Thermal processes 118; Unit 3 Properties of waves, including light and sound - 3.1 General wave properties 125 - 3.2 Light 131 - 3.3 Electromagnetic spectrum 146 - 3.4 Sound 148; Unit 4 Electricity and magnetism - 4.1 Simple phenomena of magnetism 155 - 4.2 Electrical quantities 161 - 4.3 Electric circuits 186 - 4.4 Digital electronics 201 - 4.5 Dangers of electricity 206 - 4.6 Electromagnetic effects 209; Unit 5 Atomic physics - 5.1 The nuclear atom 227 - 5.2 Radioactivity 231; Additional support material - 1 Physical quantities and units 242 - 2 How to use formulae effectively 244 - 3 Formulae 245 - 4 Working with numbers 252 - 5 Graphs 254 - 6 Glossary 258 - 7 Glossary of examination terminology 263 - 8 Index 264;

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Kaleem Akbar was born on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland in 1980. He graduated with a B.Sc. Honours degree in Optoelectronics and Laser Engineering from Heriot Watt University in 2002. Following an M.Sc. at The University of St Andrews, he completed his PGDE (Post Graduate Diploma in Education) in Physics at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. He taught in Scotland before moving out to the Middle East and has taught Physics for the past twelve years at IGCSE, AS and A Level. He has written these books in order to give his students the essentials in a clear and coherent format, in order that they can achieve their full potential. Kaleem's book was endorsed for revision by Cambridge Assessment International Education in 2014 and Edexcel in 2016.

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