This textbook examines the impact of Heat, Electricity and Light on the physical world around us. Written as both a stand alone textbook, and also to accompany Simon’s Year 9 Physics Course found on the St Hilda’s iTunes U site, the book comprehensively illustrates and explains with a video rich and diagrammatic format that helps unlock complex concepts. Review questions and pop quizzes help reinforce the core principles.
In this section, the transfer of heat energy is explored. The process whereby heat moves through conduction, convection and radiation is also examined.
This section explores the basics of electricity. It runs through how to draw and interpret a circuit diagram using various symbols. It also covers the concepts of current, voltage, series and parallel circuits, as well as looking at the placement of ammeters and voltmeters.
This section explores the basic phenomenon of light. You will learn how to draw simple ray diagrams. It also looks at various mirrors and how they reflect light as well as exploring refraction and lenses. Colour formation is demonstrated and the eye is examined in detail with a view to seeing how eye problems are corrected.