Light and Sound: a Text-book for Colleges and Technical Schools Electricity and Magnetism: a Text-book for Colleges and Technical Schools

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    THE two volumes under notice are revised versions of previous editions, and are said to be suitable “for colleges and technical schools.” As regards scope it is somewhat difficult to place them, for according to English standards it is curiously uneven. There are many excursions into topics of a more advanced character than is usual in books of this size (and price), but the treatment is mainly non-mathematical, and has a strong practical or engineering flavour. Nevertheless, it is usually so lucid as to repay perusal by the average "pure science "student. The sections dealing with lens imperfections and alternating current are particularly good. On the other hand, the methods given for| simple lens calculations might be expected to drive even the engineering student, for whose benefit they have presumably been "simplified,"to graphical methods for safety. On the whole, however, if the general viewpoint is acceptable, there will be little to criticise in matters of detail, which are usually accurate and up-to-date. An exception, albeit a trifling one, is the statement that "the most accurate wave-length measurements are made by means of the Michelson interferometer."To the English reader the frequent occurrence of such units as "abohms,""stathenries,"and the like will at first be a little disquieting, but he may eventually find in their obvious convenience some compensation for their exotic appearance.

    Light and Sound: a Text-book for Colleges and Technical Schools.

    Prof.

    William S.

    Franklin

    Prof.

    Barry

    MacNutt

    By. Pp. vi + 310. (Lancaster, Pa.: Franklin and Charles; London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1924.) 5s. net.

    Electricity and Magnetism: a Text-book for Colleges and Technical Schools.

    Prof.

    William S.

    Franklin

    Prof.

    Barry

    MacNutt

    By. Pp. xvi + 294. (Lancaster, Pa.: Franklin and Charles; London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1924.) 5s. net.

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    Light and Sound: a Text-book for Colleges and Technical Schools Electricity and Magnetism: a Text-book for Colleges and Technical Schools . Nature 115, 11 (1925). https://doi.org/10.1038/115011a0

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