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Practical Physics

Practical Physics
Author: G. L. Squires
ISBN 13: 9780521779401
ISBN 10: 521779405
Edition: 4
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2001-09-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
List Price: $64.99

New edition of classic textbook companion for any undergraduate course in practical experimental physics.


This first update since the 1985 iteration welcomes such computer age techniques as the Global Positioning System and spreadsheets. In the section on statistical treatment of data, Squires (emeritus, physics, U. of Cambridge) covers errors, measurement of a single variable, and further topics in statistical theory. A common sense approach to experimental methods and logic is then presented. The last part is devoted to checking the math, using graphs, and writing up experiments. Chapters contain worked examples and exercises with an answer key. Includes the preface of the 1968 first edition, and technical appendices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)