Textbook of Light


    IT is not an easy task to set about revising a well–known book, since the characteristic features must be preserved, and yet the contents must be brought into line with modern development. This task has, however, been successfully accomplished by Prof. Archer in the revised version of Stewart and Satterly's “Textbook of Light”. The book contains a treatment of the elements of geometrical optics of a fairly wide scope, and the mathematics is easily within the compass of Intermediate Science students for whom the book is intended; the methods of the calculus, however, might surely have been used, especially in certain cases.

    Textbook of Light.

    By Dr. R. Wallace Stewart Prof. John Satterly. Seventh edition, revised by Prof. C. T. Archer. Pp. vii + 365. (London: University Tutorial Press, Ltd., 1941.) 7s. 6d.

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    Textbook of Light. Nature 148, 300 (1941). https://doi.org/10.1038/148300a0

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