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Elementary Treatise on Physics, Experimental and Applied, for the Use of Colleges and Schools

Nature volume 85, page 72 (17 November 1910) | Download Citation



ALL teachers and most students of physics know Ganot's “Physics,” and will be interested in the appearance of another new edition. On examining the new volume they will find changes in the arrangement of subjects and chapters. In the section dealing with heat, the subjects of solution, equilibrium, and liquefaction have been put into separate chapters. Radiation is. now dealt with under light. In numerous parts of the book extensive additions have been made, and much new matter on modern subjects of physics of great importance has been added. But to prevent an undue increase of size, sections dealing with matters of no interest to students of to-day have been omitted. In its new form the treatise is likely to continue its popularity. When another edition is necessary the editor, should substitute a modern form of rain-gauge for that on p. 1146, and revise the section on the Gulf Stream on p. 1172, where several time-honoured fallacies are repeated.

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