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Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat and Sound

Nature volume 142, page 596 (01 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS text-book, by American authors, seems to be nearly an ideal one for the intermediate science examination of British universities. The style is excellent, and it contains many beautiful plates illustrating the history of physics. It is perhaps particularly valuable for the presentation of mechanics as a branch of physics, with its mathematical side, although not shirked, put in its proper perspective ; but the other sections are almost equally good. A student who has used this book will not have to relearn what he already knows in any essentially new way on proceeding to more advanced work.

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