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Einführung in die Mechanik und Akustik

Nature volume 131, page 568 (22 April 1933) | Download Citation



THIS second edition of Prof. Pohl's elementary treatise should need little commendation to the notice of English readers. Its treatment of the subject is well off the lines of the traditional method and, both in its insistence on apt experimental illustration, and in the small demand it makes on the reader's mathematical knowledge, it forms an effective foil to the conventional English textbook. It is to be hoped that a translation, modified a little (in scope rather than in outlook) to suit the work of the junior university and senior classes of schools, will make the book available to those who cannot read the German text. Despite the excellence of the text, such modifications would seem to be needed, more especially in that section which deals with acoustics. A notable feature of the book is its wealth of illustrations, many of them produced most effectively as deep black silhouettes.

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