(I)THE first of the books under notice presents *o a clear and well-arranged exposition of the foundations of the mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism. It covers the usual ground in electrostatics, magnetism and electrodynamics; and there is an appendix on the equations of Lagrange and Maxwell. Vectors are introduced and used from the beginning. The book is intended for students of electrical engineering at the University of Brussels and, in consequence, more attention than usual is paid to applications of all kinds. The book may be recommended to honours students, who would find the simple and detailed explanations useful.
(1) Électricité et Magnétisme
Par Prof. Gaston Jochmans Fernand Descans. Pp. 416. (Bruxelles: A. de Boeck; Paris: Ch. Béranger, 1937.) 150 francs.
(2) College Physics
By Prof. H. A. Perkins. (Prentice-Hall Physics Series.) Pp. ix + 820 + 1 plate. (New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc.; London, Glasgow and Bombay: Blackie and Son, Ltd., 1938.) 3.75 dollars; 15s. net.
(3) An Outline of Physics
By Prof. A. E. Caswell. Revised edition. Pp. ix + 590 + 1 plate. (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1938.) 3.95 dollars.
(4) The Elements of Physics
By Prof. Alpheus W. Smith. Fourth edition. Pp. xix + 790 + 7 plates. (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1938.) 21s.
By F. Bray. Second edition. Pp. xii + 369 + 4 plates. (London: Edward Arnold and Co., 1938.) 7s. 6d.
(6) School Electricity
By W. E. Pearce. Pp. xii + 296. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1938.) 4s.
(7) Concise School Physics:
Heat, Light and Sound. By R. G. Shackel. Pp. ix + 177–477. (London, New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1938.) 3s. 6d.
(8) A Complete Revision Physics, Notes and Questions:
Hydrostatics, Heat, Light, Sound, Magnetism and Electricity. By S. R. Humby and F. W. Goddard. Pp. viii + 303. (London, New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., 1938.) 3s. 9d.
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(1) Électricité et Magnétisme (2) College Physics (3) An Outline of Physics (4) The Elements of Physics (5) Light (6) School Electricity (7) Concise School Physics: (8) A Complete Revision Physics, Notes and Questions. Nature 143, 313–314 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143313a0