Physics 2: HSC Course – Andriessen, Pentland, Gaut, McKay & Tacon – 3rd Edition


The third edition of 2 HSC Course is revised and updated to meet all the requirements of the amended Stage 6 Syllabus. Written by a team of experienced teachers, this text offers a with coverage of the core modules as well as three option modules: Quanta to Quarks, Astrophysics and Medical Physics.

An additional option topic, The Age of Silicon, is available on-line. HSC Course 3E is specifically designed for the New South Wales Course in Physics. It is a complete resource for and teachers as it comprehensively covers the core modules of the Physics syllabus. Clearly written explanations together with a full range of practical activities at the end of each chapter provide effective resources for .

Table of Content

1: Earth's Gravitational Field
2: Launching Into Space
3: Orbiting and Re-Entry
4: Gravity in the Solar System
5: Space and Time
6: The Motor Effect and Dc Electric Motors
7: Generating Electricity
8: Generators and Power
9: Ac Electric Motors
10: Cathode Rays and the Development of Television
11: The Photoelectric Effect and Black Body Radiation
12: The Development and Application of Transistors
13: Superconductivity
14: Looking and Seeing
15: Astronomical Measurement
16: Binaries and Variables
17: Star Lives
18: The Use of Ultrasound in Medicine
19: Electromagnetic Radiation as a Diagnostic Tool
20: Radioactivity as a Diagnostic Tool
21: Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool
22: The Atomic Models of Rutherford and Bohr
23: Development of Quantum Mechanics
24: Probing the Nucleus
25: Nuclear Fission and other uses of Nuclear Physics
26: Quarks and the Standard Model of Particle