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A Manual of Physics


THE attempt made by Dr. Peddie to supply a manual of physics suitable for English students and English teachers is altogether worthy of praise, and his effort has undoubtedly been, on the whole, successful. The best works at present in use in higher schools and in colleges as text-books of physics are the well-known English translations of two French books, Ganot and Deschanel. These are, no doubt, excellent books in their way, and in the hands of able English translators the original French compilations have received great improvement. A recommendation also of these French books is to be found in the beautiful diagrams and pictures of experimental apparatus. These we miss in every English book, including the book before us. Nevertheless, even the modified and improved English translations are not altogether satisfactory for English teaching purposes, and Dr. Peddie's work, supplying a need which is very generally felt, will be most warmly welcomed.

A Manual of Physics.

By William Peddie (London: Baillière, Tindall, and Cox, 1892.)

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A Manual of Physics. Nature 46, 52–54 (1892).

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