Textbook of Light

    Abstract

    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.

    Access options

    Rent or Buy article

    Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

    from$8.99

    All prices are NET prices.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

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

    Download citation

    Comments

    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.