Practical Work in Physics

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    THIS little volume completes Mr. Woollcombe's course of practical physics for use in schools and colleges. It is a little difficult to understand why no experiments in statical electricity are included, for some of these are valuable in accentuating principles of great importance to a student of this branch of physics. The pupil into whose hands the instructions here set down are put, must already have some theoretical knowledge of the subjects dealt with, or little benefit is likely to accrue from the performance of the experiments. It is hardly a beginner's book, for, in addition to the necessity for a modicum of preliminary acquaintance with principles, familiarity with trigonometrical ratios is taken for granted. At the same time, for the higher classes of schools of the order in which the author himself teaches, the experiments described are very suitable.

    Practical Work in Physics.

    Part iv. Magnetism and Electricity. By W. G. Woollcombe. Pp. xi + 112. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1899.)

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    Practical Work in Physics. Nature 59, 460 (1899) doi:10.1038/059460c0

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