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Practical Physics [Paperback]

G. L. Squires
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26 Sep 1985 0521270952 978-0521270953 3
This book sets out to demonstrate the purpose and critical approach that should be made to all experimental work in physics. It does not describe a systematic course in practical work. The present edition retains the basic outlook of earlier editions, but modifications have been made in response to important changes in computational and experimental methods in the past decade. The text is in three parts. The first deals with the statistical treatment of data, and here the text has been extensively revised to take account of the now widespread use of electronic calculators. The second deals with experimental methods, giving details of particular experiments that demonstrate the art and craft of the experimenter. The third part deals with such essential matters as keeping efficient records, accuracy in arithmetic, and writing good, scientific English.

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  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (26 Sep 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521270952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521270953
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.3 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,105,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Dr Squires has made a very worthwhile contribution to the surprisingly small number of modern textbooks available on this subject.' New Scientist

'I envy Squires' 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

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT 20 Dec 2009
By SPi
If your bothering looking at it.
BUY it that simple.
If your doing a physics, engineering, degree, or any practical science, will help you reach the next level of thinking.

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An indepth review of the rigour required for dealing with results obtained by experiment. A good practical guide to the subject
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5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but priceless 6 Dec 2012
By Mike
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This is a very good book. It struck me as being very expensive, but the content makes it a worthwhile purchase. This should be read by all physics undergrads (or below), it really is invaluable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clarity in experimental procedures 23 Dec 2011
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This work has been very helpful in improving the quality of my classes. I recommend it to anyone interested in getting clarity in experimental procedures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Practical Physics Review 8 Feb 2009
By Gregory B. Finn - Published on
When I heard that I needed this book for my Physics Lab, I thought, "Yeah right... we never read these things..." But let me tell you, this book has saved my life a couple time for po quizesand proper Lab Notebook taking... Amazing book for any physics student!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read - perfect for me! 17 Dec 2009
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I was really pleased when the book arrived. Very quickly, also. The book is in particularly great condition - and that was also a plus. I would buy again from this seller.
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