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;

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Materials notes

Hookes Law and Strain Energy
Stress and strain 

Electricity notes

Series and Parallel Circuits;
Ohms Law and I-V graphs;
Kirchoffs Laws and Potential Dividers;
Energy and Power in Circuits;
Internal Resistance and EMF;

Waves notes

Progressive Waves
Transverse & Longitudinal Waves; Polarisation
Total Internal Reflection
Superposition and Standing Waves
Polarisation and Diffraction
Photoelectric Effect
Wave Particle Duality

Further Mechanics notes

Circular motion
Centripetal force and acceleration
Further momentum

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

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

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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