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A TEXT-BOOK OF PHYSICS, INCLUDING A COLLECTION OF EXAMPLES AND QUESTIONS (1907) William       Watson

A TEXT-BOOK OF PHYSICS, INCLUDING A COLLECTION OF EXAMPLES AND QUESTIONS (1907)

William Watson

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A TEXT-BOOK OF PHYSICS, INCLUDING A COLLECTION OF EXAMPLES AND QUESTIONS (1907).THE following pages are primarily intended to form a text-booksuitable for a student who is already familiar with the veryelements of the subject. Nevertheless it isMoreA TEXT-BOOK OF PHYSICS, INCLUDING A COLLECTION OF EXAMPLES AND QUESTIONS (1907).THE following pages are primarily intended to form a text-booksuitable for a student who is already familiar with the veryelements of the subject. Nevertheless it is hoped that the references to the most elementary parts of the subject are sufficiently full to prevent the necessity of the reader having to refer to any other book. It has been the aim throughout to make the demonstrations of the various propositions considered as elementary as possible. Thus a knowledge of the elements of algebra and Euclid and of the meaning of the trigonometrical ratios is all that is assumed. Those sections which, on account of their difficulty, or less importance as far as the sequence of the subject-matter is concerned, may well be omitted on a first reading, have been marked with an asterisk.The settling of the order in which the various branches shouldbe studied is a matter of some difficulty. Thus the strictly logicalorder, or at any rate the order which is most suitable from thestandpoint of the nature of the phenomena dealt with, is oftenunsuitable in an elementary text-book. In such a work it is ofthe utmost importance that very little, if anything, should betaken for granted on account of the proof being postponed. Thenecessity for adopting an arrangement in which everything takenfor granted in any section has been proved in the precedingsections, has been forced on me during my teaching work, at any rate for Elementary students. Thus in the following pages, indeciding on the order in which the subjects are dealt with, thequestion of the most convenient sequence from the point ofexposition has been considered of paramount importance.