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Experimental Physics
A Text-Book of Mechanics, Heat, Sound and Light

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  • Date Published: May 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107637672

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About the Authors
  • George Frederick Charles Searle (1864–1954) was a British physicist who worked at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge for 55 years. In this book, which was first published in 1934, Searle presents details on a selection of experiments relating to mechanics, elasticity, surface tension, viscosity, heat and sound. Illustrative figures and textual notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in physics, the history of education and the history of science.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107637672
    • length: 414 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Mechanics and Properties of Matter:
    1. Space and time
    2. Motion
    3. The laws of motion and matter
    4. Force and motion
    5. Work and study
    6. Mechanics of rigid bodies
    7. Gravitation
    8. Elasticity
    9. The properties of liquids
    Part II. Heat:
    1. Temperature
    2. The expansion of solid bones with rise of temperature
    3. The expansion of liquids with rise of temperature
    4. The properties of gases
    5. Quantity of heat. Specific heat
    6. Change of state. Solid-liquid
    7. Change of state. Liquid-vapour
    8. Convection and conduction
    9. Heat a form of energy
    10. The conversion of heat into work
    11. The kinetic theory of gases
    Part III. Sound:
    1. Production and velocity of sound
    2. Wave motion
    3. Wave trains
    4. Musical notes
    5. Reflection, refraction, interference of sound and composition of perpendicular vibrations
    6. Resonance
    7. Vibration of strings
    8. Vibration of air in open and closed spaces
    Part IV. Light:
    1. Sources of light. Photometry
    2. Reflection and refraction at plane surfaces
    3. Spherical mirrors
    4. Lenses
    5. Dispersion
    6. Colour
    7. Optical instruments
    8. The velocity of light
    9. Interference and diffraction
    10. Polarization and double refraction
    11. Energy of light. Invisible radiations

  • Author

    Harold A. Wilson

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