Physics Study & Revision Guides

 

IBDP Physics students must bring together a broad range of knowledge and skills and apply them successfully in their exams. OSC’s Study and Revision Guides span the core syllabus and all options, with topic reviews, exam practice, advice for students, and guidance on Internal Assessment.

Each book:

  • Provides clear and concise explanations of concepts
  • Includes practice questions and worked examples
  • Offers insights into how to maximise grades

Our Physics guides are relevant for the 2016-2022 exam cycle.

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Physics HL 3rd Edition
£23.00
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  • Author: Pat Roby | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689189
  • This Guide provides comprehensive coverage of your core HL topics for IBDP Physics. Following the order of the syllabus, with one chapter per topic, it will reinforce and test understanding, preparing you for your assessments.

    Coverage includes:

    • Clear, concise explanations of concepts
    • Exam-style practice questions with answers and commentary
    • Advice on how to approach different question types

    Key Features:

    • Syllabus checklists clarify the essential information for revision
    • Includes clear diagrams, graphs, and tables
    • Lists and explains important formulae and equations
  • About the Author

    Pat is a highly experienced international educator who has taught in Brunei, Germany and Thailand and is now teaching Physics at Sevenoaks School. Pat has also taught regularly at OSC Spring Revision and Summer Schools over the past few years.

Physics Internal Assessment 3rd Edition (SL/HL)
£12.50
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  • Author: Hugh Duncan | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689226
  • This Guide provides practical guidance for the Internal Assessment for IBDP Physics and is suitable for both SL and HL students.

    Coverage includes:

    • Planning, data collection and processing, analysis, and evaluation
    • Writing the lab report
    • The assessment criteria and how to achieve high scores
    • The Extended Essay and the Group Four Project

    Features:

    • Real examples of the obligatory experiments
    • Exercises, with answers, to improve techniques
    • A lab report checklist
    • Examples of good and bad work
    • Clearly presented graphs, figures, and tables
    • A list of common lab report mistakes
       
  • About the Author

    Hugh studied astronomy at University College London and then gained a teaching certificate in Physics, Science and Maths at the University of Kent. He has taught IB Physics for the last 15 years in Nice, France.

Physics Option A: Relativity (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Hugh Duncan | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689196
  • This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Physics Paper 3, for students planning to answer questions on Option A: Relativity. It provides summaries and explanations of key points and concepts for all SL and HL topics, and advice on approaching different question types.

    Coverage includes:

    • Lorenz transformations
    • Space-time diagrams
    • Relativistic mechanics
    • General relativity

    Key Features:

    • Over 50 practice questions, with answers and commentary
    • Worked examples to demonstrate how to solve exam-style questions
    • Exercises to help improve graphing skills
    • Clearly presented graphs and diagrams
    • A list of common exam mistakes
  • About the Author

    Hugh studied astronomy at University College London and then gained a teaching certificate in Physics, Science and Maths at the University of Kent. He has taught IB Physics for the last 15 years in Nice, France.

Physics Option B: Engineering Physics (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Hugh Duncan | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 978-1-910689-20-2
  • This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Physics Paper 3, for SL and HL students planning to answer questions on Option B: Engineering. It provides summaries and explanations of key points and concepts for all SL and HL topics, and advice on approaching different question types.

    Coverage includes:

    • Rotational dynamics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Fluids and fluid dynamics
    • Forced vibrations and resonance

    Key features:

    • Over 50 practice questions, with answers and commentary
    • Worked examples to demonstrate how to solve exam-style questions
    • Exercises to help improve graphing skills
    • Clearly presented graphs and diagrams
    • A list of common exam mistakes
  • About the Author

    Hugh studied astronomy at University College London and then gained a teaching certificate in Physics, Science and Maths at the University of Kent. He has taught IB Physics for the last 15 years in Nice, France.

Physics Option C: Imaging (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Hugh Duncan | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689219
  • This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Physics Paper 3, for SL and HL students planning to answer questions on Option C: Imaging.

    Coverage includes:

    • Lenses, mirrors, and magnification
    • Microscopes and telescopes
    • Fibre optics
    • Medical imaging

    Key Features:

    • Over 30 practice questions, with answers and commentary
    • Worked examples to demonstrate how to solve exam-style questions
    • Exercises to help improve graphing, ray diagram, and labelling skills
    • Clearly presented graphs and diagrams
    • A list of common exam mistakes
  • About the Author

    Hugh studied astronomy at University College London and then gained a teaching certificate in Physics, Science and Maths at the University of Kent. He has taught IB Physics for the last 15 years in Nice, France.

Physics Option D: Astrophysics (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Hugh Duncan | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 978-1-910689-04-2
  • This Guide supports study and revision for IBDP Physics Paper 3, for SL and HL students planning to answer questions on Option D: Astrophysics. It provides summaries and explanations of key points and concepts for all SL and HL topics, and advice on approaching different question types.

    Coverage includes:

    • Stellar quantities
    • Stellar characteristics and evolution
    • Stellar processes
    • Cosmology
    • Stellar processes

    Key Features:

    • Over 50 practice questions, with answers and commentary
    • Worked examples to demonstrate how to solve exam-style questions
    • Exercises to help improve graphing skills
    • Clearly presented graphs and diagrams
    • A list of common exam mistakes
  • About the Author

    Hugh studied astronomy at University College London and then gained a teaching certificate in Physics, Science and Maths at the University of Kent. He has taught IB Physics for the last 15 years in Nice, France.

Physics SL 3rd Edition
£22.50
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  • Author: Pat Roby | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689035
  • This Guide provides comprehensive coverage of your core SL topics for IBDP Physics. Designed to be used throughout the course or for revision, it will reinforce and test understanding, preparing you for your assessments.

    Coverage includes:

    • One chapter per topic, following the order of the syllabus
    • Clear, concise explanations of concepts
    • Exam-style practice questions with answers and commentary
    • Advice on how to approach different question types

    Key Features:

    • Syllabus checklists clarify the essential information for revision
    • Includes clear diagrams, graphs, and tables
    • Lists and explains important formulae and equations
  • About the Author

    Pat is a highly experienced international educator who has taught in Brunei, Germany and Thailand and is now teaching Physics at Sevenoaks School. Pat has also taught regularly at OSC Spring Revision and Summer Schools over the past few years.