Electron and Nuclear Physics

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THIS is the second edition of the well-known “Electron Physics”, which appeared in 1929. It is a remarkably up-to-date summary of the experimental aspects of atomic physics, with a bare minimum of the essential theory. Descriptions are given of nearly forty experiments which are suggested as suitable laboratory exercises; perhaps the most ambitious of these is an experiment on the disintegration of lithium by 50-70 kilovolt protons. It is obviously not the author's intention that any one student should work through the whole of the experiments, but there are very few students who could not learn a great deal by merely reading the detailed instructions and working out some of the numerical problems in this book. The text abounds in valuable practical hints, and in addition there are four special chapters on laboratory techniques (including high-vacuum, small-current, counter and high-voltage practice).

Electron and Nuclear Physics

By Prof. J. Barton Hoag. Second edition of “Electron Physics”. Pp. x + 502. (London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1938.) 20s. net.

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R., H. Electron and Nuclear Physics. Nature 143, 1048 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431048b0

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