Electric Light and Power


THE best that can be said of this text-book is that it is neither better not worse than, others of its class. The book is apparently intended as a first-year course for students of not very high scholastic attainments; if this is so, we think it covers too much ground. Starting from the very beginning, with experiments with knitting needles, the student is led to the consideration of dynamos, alternators, and motors. Then follow a couple of chapters on lighting circuits and lamps, a chapter on measuring instruments, and finally one on primary cells and accumulators. We doubt if any student can properly master all this material in a preliminary course. In any case, we are strongly of opinion that it is inadvisable that he should try to do so.

Electric Light and Power.

By E. E. Brooks W. H. N. James. Pp. viii + 372. (London: Methuen and Co., n.d.) Price 4s. 6d.

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