A level physics notes

A full set of A level physics notes free to download. Use these to help revise for exams and to read through as you go along to build understanding. They are written for the AQA exam board but should still be useful for all other exam boards, including Edexcel, and OCR A and B.   

Mechanics notes


Motion Graphs;


Velocity and Acceleration;


Equation of Motion;


Resolving vectors;


Newtons Laws of Motion;


Terminal Velocity and Projectiles; 


Momentum:


Moments;


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 Materials notes


Hookes Law and Strain Energy


Stress and strain 


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Electricity notes


Series and Parallel Circuits;


Ohms Law and I-V graphs;


Resistivity;


Kirchoffs Laws and Potential Dividers;


Energy and Power in Circuits;


Internal Resistance and EMF;


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Waves notes


Progressive Waves


Transverse & Longitudinal Waves; Polarisation


Total Internal Reflection


Refraction


Superposition and Standing Waves


Polarisation and Diffraction


Interference


Photoelectric Effect


Wave Particle Duality


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Further Mechanics notes


Circular motion


Centripetal force and acceleration


Further momentum


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Electric & Magnetic Fields notes


Electric Fields


Electric Potential


Capacitor basics


Capacitors – Charging and discharging


Capacitors – Exponential Decay


Motion of charged particles in electric fields


Magnetic Fields – Force on a current carrying wire


Magnetic Fields – Force on charged particle


Magnetic Flux and Flux Linkage


Electromagnetic Induction


Transformers


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Particle Physics notes


Structure of the atom


Rutherfords Alpha Scattering Experiment


Matter and Antimatter


The cyclotron and pair production


 

 

Thermodynamics notes


Heat, Temperature and Internal Energy


Specific Heat Capacity and Specific Latent Heat


Gas Laws


Ideal Gases


Kinetic Theory Equations


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Nuclear Radiation notes


Ionising Radiation


Radioactive Decay


Mass Defecit and Binding Energy


Nuclear Reactors


Nuclear reactor safety


 

 

 

Gravitational Fields notes


Gravitational Potential


Gravitational Fields


Orbits and Escape Velocity


Comparing electric and gravitational fields


 

 

Oscillations (Resonance and SHM) notes


Resonance and Damping


Simple Harmonic Motion 1


Simple Harmonic Motion 2 – Graphs


 

 

Space notes


Doppler Effect


Expanding Universe and Hubbles Law


Evidence for the Big Bang


Star classification by temperature


Stellar Evolution


Stellar Spectroscopy


Evolution of Large Mass Stars


Hertzprung-Russell diagrams


Life Cycle of Stars and H-R diagrams


 

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