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An Introduction to the Theory of Optics

Nature volume 114, page 48 (12 July 1924) | Download Citation



THERE is no need to set out here the merits of Sir Arthur Schuster's book on optics, and in describing the new edition, in which he has had the collaboration of Dr. J. W. Nicholson, we may confine ourselves to the novelties that have been introduced. These include descriptions of some of the newer optical instruments and processes, among them an excellent account of Michelson's method of measuring stellar diameters.

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