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(1) Notes on Practical Physics (2) College Physics

Nature volume 88, pages 478479 (08 February 1912) | Download Citation



(1) THIS little book treats of such an elementary course of practical physics as is usually prescribed for medical students in their preliminary scientific training. As its title suggests, no attempt is made to give an account of the theory of each experiment or even a complete description of how to conduct it, but there is enough to save a demonstrator much wearisome repetition, and allow him to devote himself more to a discussion of each experiment, and to removing tire difficulties of individuals. There is no “spoon-feeding,” but, on the contrary, attention is directed to the piinciples involved and to possible difficulties and errors in a way calculated to encourage thought on the part of the student. The book should prove decidedly useful, and, if properly used by teacher and class, should increase the educational value of such a course of practical physics.

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