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Leitfaden der praktischen Experimentalphysik: für Vorlesung und Unterricht

    Naturevolume 120page79 (1927) | Download Citation

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    THIS useful work is a reprint of the technical advice concerning physical lecture experiments given in the introductory volume of Geiger and Scheel's handbook of physics, which has appeared in 24 volumes. It describes 533 lecture experiments covering the whole range of physics. Many of these are new, and in all of them due consideration is paid to the modern resources at the disposal of the experimenter. This applies particularly to the thermionic valve. We notice elegant methods of demonstrating stream lines by means of coloured liquids, the Johnsen-Rahbek effect of friction due to small currents, experiments with the speaking arc, and some very pretty and ultramodern spectroscopic demonstrations. A valuable feature of the book is the addition of the essential definitions and formulæ, together with the chief numerical data. As the work is not a text-book of physics, nothing but what is essential to the success of the experiments is given, and given in the smallest compass. But wherever desirable, references to original papers or text-books are appended. Altogether an admirable book.

    Leitfaden der praktischen Experimentalphysik: für Vorlesung und Unterricht.

    Dr.

    Reinhard

    Mecke

    Von. Unter Mitwirkung von Dr. Anton Lambertz. Pp. vi + 195. (Berlin: Julius Springer, 1926.) 9.60 gold marks.

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