THIS is the third edition of the author's book and shows the result of long teaching experience in American colleges. The entire manuscript of the new edition has been carefully revised by the author and his engineering colleagues; and many new diagrams and problems have been introduced. The superiority of the metric system is recognized, but the British engineering system, in which the ‘slug’ is the unit of mass, is frequently used and is recommended to students. It may be pointed out that Henry Cavendish, who weighed the earth, was a younger son of Lord Charles Cavendish, and is not correctly described as ‘Lord Cavendish’. The chapters on rotary motion and on uniform circular motion deserve special commendation, and the whole book should serve its purpose admirably.
Physics for Technical Students in Colleges and Universities
By Prof. William Ballantyne Anderson. Third edition. Pp. xi + 807. (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1937.) 24s.
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Physics for Technical Students in Colleges and Universities. Nature 143, 186 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143186d0