THOSE teachers of physics who are considering the desirability and practicability of introducing into their more advanced courses of laboratory work some experiments on the discharge of electricity through gases and on the phenomena of radio-activity will find this book a useful guide. Believing that our knowledge of the fundamental facts has now become sufficiently definite to justify the step, Dr. McClung has arranged a series of experiments designed to give a practical knowledge of the methods employed and the results obtained in these newer developments of electrical science. The description of the book as a text-book with experiments indicates the plan on which it is written. A connected account of the subjects considered is given from an experimental point of view, with descriptions and diagrams of suitable apparatus by means of which students may perform the experiments and test the results stated, without unnecessary complications. Thus the book provides a convenient summary of the results of recent researches, and is not a volume for the laboratory only.
Conduction of Electricity through Gases and Radioactivity—a Text-book with Experiments.
By Dr. R. K. McClung. Pp. xvi + 245. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son and Co., 1909.) Price 1.50 dollars net.
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Conduction of Electricity through Gases and Radioactivity—a Text-book with Experiments . Nature 83, 334–335 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/083334b0