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Practical Physics By G. L. Squires (University of Cambridge)

Practical Physics
by G. L. Squires (University of Cambridge)

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This classic companion to undergraduate experimental work in physics covers the statistical treatment of data, experimental methods, and gives advice on keeping efficient records, calculations, and scientific writing. It contains numerous examples and exercises. This new up-to-date edition includes further statistics, new experimental material, and worked examples based on spreadsheets.
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Practical Physics Summary


Practical Physics by G. L. Squires (University of Cambridge)

Practical Physics demonstrates the purposive and critical approach that should be made to all experimental work in physics. It does not describe a systematic course of experiments, but is intended as a companion to any undergraduate course of practical work. The text is in three parts. The first deals with the statistical treatment of data, the second with experimental methods, and the third with such essential matters as keeping efficient records, accuracy in calculations, and scientific writing. The text is liberally illustrated with examples and exercises, with solutions to the latter. The new edition includes a treatment of the 2 distribution, a section on atomic clocks, worked examples based on spreadsheets, and additional exercises. Existing examples and references have been brought up to date. Although intended for undergraduates, Practical Physics has proved of interest to school-students, teachers, and researchers, not only in physics, but also in other branches of science.

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Practical Physics Reviews


'Dr Squires has made a very worthwhile contribution to the surprisingly small number of modern textbooks available on this subject.' New Scientist
'I envy Squire's students! All other students should wish to own this book for the wealth of advice it gives them ...'. Contemporary Physics
'This is a quite invaluable book for those at, or nearing, undergraduate level.' The Times Educational Supplement
'... a distillation of the wisdom acquired through many years of undergraduate teaching and will surely establish itself as an integral feature of physics courses and associated teaching laboratories all over the world.' British Book News

About G. L. Squires (University of Cambridge)


Gordon L Squires has been a Lecturer in Physics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge since 1956. Since then he has been a Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1970) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977-78).

Table of Contents


Preface; 1. The object of practical physics; Part I. Statistical Treatment of Data: 2. Introduction to errors; 3. Treatment of a single variable; 4. Further topics in statistical theory; 5. Common sense in errors; Part II. Experimental Methods: 6. Some laboratory instruments and methods; 7. Some experimental techniques; 8. Experimental logic; 9. Common sense in experiments; Part III. Record and Calculations: 10. Record of the experiment; 11. Graphs; 12. Arithmetic; 13. Writing a paper; Appendices; Solutions to exercises; Some useful books; References; Index.

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GOR004719715
Practical Physics by G. L. Squires (University of Cambridge)
G. L. Squires (University of Cambridge)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2001-08-30
228
0521779405
9780521779401
N/A
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