Excerpt from Notes on Practical Physics: For Junior StudentsThe following notes were written primarily for the use of the Students in the Junior Practical Physics Class in the University of Edinburgh- it is hoped they will be found useful for theMoreExcerpt from Notes on Practical Physics: For Junior StudentsThe following notes were written primarily for the use of the Students in the Junior Practical Physics Class in the University of Edinburgh- it is hoped they will be found useful for the Senior Classes in Schools, especially for those preparing for entrance to the University.These notes give the general outline of the methods to be pursued.
Detailed descriptions have been purposely avoided, as they frequently obscure the essential features of an experiment, while knowledge of apparatus and of its use can best be obtained in the laboratory. Sufficient detail is, however, given to enable a student with some knowledge of Physics to carry out the experiments with a minimum of attention from a teacher or demonstrator.
In general, only such experiments have been described as involve the use of simple apparatus- this has, in some cases, necessitated the omission of better methods which, though simple, require apparatus of more expensive type.The chapter on Treatment of Observations and Determination of Error is intended for students with more advanced knowledge of the subject, and may be omitted by those beginning the study of Practical Physics.We are indebted to Mr W. G. Pye of Cambridge for the use of blocks of Figures 3, 4, 5, 13, 28, 45, 58.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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