New Century Physics for Queensland
Units 1-4 (Third edition)
Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus
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We’ve got you covered for the new Physics Syllabus

Senior Physics in Queensland is changing to support the introduction of new assessment and tertiary entrance systems. The new syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.

Changes to Queensland Senior Physics affect all aspects of teaching and learning – new teaching content, new course structure and a new approach to assessment.

In an updated two-volume edition,New Century Physics for Queensland provides depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.

Key features of the Student books

Our Senior Physics resources are designed to reduce the stress of syllabus implementation, save you time when lesson planning, and ensure the best learning outcomes for your students.

Each Student book:

provides a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage

offers targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)

presents key subject matter using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements

scaffolds student learning and aids navigation by sequencing key subject matter in 2–8 page sections

supports differentiation through a range of appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section

clearly models approaches to inquiry learning and critical thinking

contains a stand-alone reference section (known as the Physics Toolkit) that explains the structure of the syllabus, supports the acquisition of key skills and provides practical tips for success in Physics

offers a Practical Manual that outlines suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus.

Coming in 2018

New Century Physics for Queensland

Units 1 & 2 (Third edition)

New Century Physics for Queensland Units 1 & 2 (Third edition) covers topics from Unit 1: Thermal, nuclear and electrical physics. These topics include heating processes, ionizing radiation and nuclear reactions and electrical circuits, and Unit 2: Linear motion and waves including linear motion, force and waves.

The Student book includes a number of features and is supported by a range of additional digital resources via the obook assess platform. These resources support teachers and students.

New Century Physics for Queensland Units 1 & 2 (Third edition)
Student book + obook assess
Print student book with digital obook access for 2 years to enable revision during Year 12.
New Century Physics for Queensland Units 1 & 2 (Third edition)
Student obook assess
Digital student obook access for 2 years to enable revision during Year 12.
New Century Physics for Queensland Units 1 & 2 (Third edition)
Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 0 Physics toolkit
UNIT 1 THERMAL, NUCLEAR AND ELECTRICAL PHYSICS
Chapter 1 Heat and temperature
Chapter 2 Specific heat capacity and calorimetry
Chapter 3 Energy in systems
Chapter 4 Nuclear model and stability
Chapter 5 Radioactive decay and half life
Chapter 6 Nuclear energy
Chapter 7 Current, potential difference and energy flow
Chapter 8 Resistance
Chapter 9 Circuit analysis and design
UNIT 2 LINEAR MOTION AND WAVES
Chapter 10 Linear motion
Chapter 11 Forces
Chapter 12 Momentum
Chapter 13 Work and energy
Chapter 14 Waves
Chapter 15 Sound
Chapter 16 Light
Chapter 17 Practical
Coming in 2019

New Century Physics for Queensland

Units 3 & 4 (Third edition)

New Century Physics for Queensland Units 3 & 4 (Third edition) covers syllabus content from Unit 3: Gravity and Electromagnetism including gravity and motion and electromagnetism, and syllabus content from Unit 4: Revolutions in modern physics, including special relativity, quantum theory and the Standard Model.

The Student book includes a number of features and is supported by a range of additional digital resources via the obook assess platform. These resources support teachers and students.

New Century Physics for Queensland Units 3 & 4 (Third edition)
Student book + obook assess
Print student book with digital access
New Century Physics for Queensland Units 3 & 4 (Third edition)
Student obook assess
Digital student access (12 months access)
New Century Physics for Queensland Units 3 & 4 (Third edition)
Teacher obook assess
Digital teacher access
Institutional purchases
Please contact your Education Consultant if your school purchases resources on behalf of students and requires multi-year digital subscriptions. If your school has a different model, ask your Education Consultant about purchase options.
Chapter 0 Physics toolkit
UNIT 3 GRAVITY AND ELECTROMAGNETISM
Chapter 1 Vectors and projectile motion
Chapter 2 Inclined planes
Chapter 3 Circular motion
Chapter 4 Gravitational force, fields and orbits
Chapter 5 Electrostatics
Chapter 6 Magnetic fields
Chapter 7 Electromagnetic induction
UNIT 4 REVOLUTIONS IN MODERN PHYSICS
Chapter 8 Special relativity
Chapter 9 Quantum theory: light
Chapter 10 Quantum theory: matter
Chapter 11 The Standard Model
Chapter 12 Particle interactions
Chapter 13 Practical
Physical Education for Queensland 2E | Units 3 & 4
Title New Century Physics for Queensland
Units 3 & 4 (Third edition)

Student book + obook assess
ISBN 9780190313647
Available August 2019
Price $69.95

Meet our expert author, Dr Richard Walding.

Dr Richard Walding began his career as a scientist and has extensive experience teaching both Physics and Chemistry, including two decades as Head of Science. Richard is also a research fellow at Griffith University and for the past decade has been researching the history and applications of electromagnetic induction particularly as related to harbour defence. Richard was elected Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Physics and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for his lifetime contribution to these disciplines. He was also awarded a Peter Doherty Award for work in STEM education.

New Century Physics for Queensland is supported by a range of engaging and relevant digital resources via obook assess.

Resources for students

Students receive:

  • a complete digital version of the Student book with notetaking and bookmarking functionality
  • free Oxford Concise Dictionary look-up feature
  • targeted instructional videos by some of Queensland’s most experienced Physics teachers designed to help students prepare for assessment tasks and exams
  • a set of summary notes for each chapter that form a springboard for student revision
  • additional case studies and opportunities for extension
  • a range of interactive, auto-correcting, multiple-choice assess quiz questions.

Resources for teachers

In addition to the student resources, teachers receive:

  • detailed course planners, teaching programs and lesson plans
  • answers to all questions and assessment tasks in the Student book
  • a range of lab tech notes and risk assessment templates to accompany all supplied mandatory and suggested practicals
  • printable (and editable) data tests with answers
  • printable (and editable) practice exam with answers.

What's new in the QCAA General Senior syllabus?

Our Teacher guides are here to help you understand the changes for your subject in 2019.

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