Physics (Collins Advanced Science)

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9780007267507: Physics (Collins Advanced Science)

This A-level textbook is designed to support students throughout their advanced physics studies. It contains material on cosmology, astrophysics and nuclear physics, key skills assignments, extension material and examination questions.

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David Grace has been teaching Physics and Electronics for 36 years. After 17 years in a London comprehensive, he has been Head of Science at Ysgol Y Preseli in Pembrokeshire since 1988. During that time he has taught Nuffield A level and Advancing Physics and was part of the team that revised the Nuffield course in the early eighties and had a small hand in the A2 section of Advancing Physics. He has taken a particular interest in communications technology, contributing to various education resources. He became a Teacher Fellow in Engineering in 1983 after spending a term working on the first undersea optical fibre system. David has been an A level examiner for OCR for over thirty years as well as working for other boards as an examiner and moderator in GCSE Science and Electronics. He is currently the Teacher Network Co-ordinator for the Institute of Physics covering West Wales. David Lovett was a lecturer in Physics for nearly forty years at Essex University and is now visiting teaching fellow and director of the Physics Centre. He is also an associate lecturer with the Open University. For many years he was an awarder and moderator with the Oxford and Cambridge Examination Board. He is the author of a number of books and has published a wide range of research papers. Ken Dobson taught for Science for 30 years, 26 of them as Head of department. He has also been a member of various panels, committees and advisory groups for science education at a national level, and especially for the Institute of Physics (UK). His positions are too numerous to list but include National Director of Suffolk Science which rapidly became the largest new curriculum development in the UK for GCSE, Reviser for Physics at Ordinary Level for the Northern Joint Examination Board and Chief Examiner with the Oxford and Cambridge Examining Board for Nuffield Advanced Physics, eventually becoming Chairman of Awarders. Ken has also written numerous Physics titles which have had considerable success both in the UK and overseas. In 2000, he was made an Honorary Life Member of the Association for Science Education (UK) for his contributions to science education in East Anglia and nationally. He was then awarded the Bragg Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics in 2005 for important contributions to assessment and the development of original curriculum material in Physics education, nationally and internationally.

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Reviews of the first edition: "A textbook of this calibre can only stimulate and enhance the education of your students."School Science Review "The authors have created a very significant physics package in this book, successfully covering a vast number of topics."Physics Education "Caters well for the needs of grade A students and provides lots of encouragement for those operating at lower levels."School Science Review

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