A Treatise on Light


    THE fact that this book has had a new impression or new edition every two years since 1919 is sufficient evidence of its use to teachers and students and of their appreciation of it. The author is to be congratulated in that he has not burdened the student by the introduction of accounts of recent advances in kindred branches of the subject. His final chapter might well have been omitted, the one valuable addition on the angular diameter of stars being inserted in the chapter on interference. The rest is out of place hi the book and in any case could not fail to be inadequate.

    A Treatise on Light.

    By Dr. R. A. Houstoun. Fifth Edition. Pp. xi + 489. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1927.) 12s. 6d. net.

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    A Treatise on Light . Nature 120, 294 (1927) doi:10.1038/120294b0

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