Elementary Text-Book of Physics


IN the preface to this book the author says: “It is primarily intended as a text-book for elementary classes of Physics. It aims at presenting, in brief space, those portions of theoretical physics which are most essential as a foundation for subsequent advances, while at the same time most fitted for exercising the learner in logical and consecutive thought. It does not give minute directions for manipulation, but, avoiding details as much as possible, presents a connected outline of the main points of theory. ... The aim must be riot so much to teach them [the bulk of the boys in our public schools] many facts, as to teach them rightly to connect a few great facts together.... The book is not intended to supersede oral instruction, but rather to create a demand for amplification and illustration such as the teacher will supply.”

Elementary Text-Book of Physics.

By J. D. Everett, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Queen's College, Belfast. (Glasgow: Blackie, 1877.)

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C., T. Elementary Text-Book of Physics . Nature 16, 518–519 (1877). https://doi.org/10.1038/016518a0

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