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A text-book of physics

Author: W Watson
Publisher: New York; London and Bombay : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th impression (4th ed.)View all editions and formats
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Watson, W. (William), 1868-1919.
Text-book of physics.
New York, London and Bombay, Longmans, Green, and co. 1905
(OCoLC)613119008
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Watson
OCLC Number: 1467609
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 929 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Book 1. Mechanics and properties of matter. pt. I. Introductory. Matter and energy --
Physical quantities and measurements --
Measurement of length --
pt. II. Kinematics. Position --
Motion of translation --
Motion of a rigid body --
Periodic motion --
pt. III. Dynamics. Newton's laws of motion --
Equilibrium of forces --
Work and energy --
Machines --
Friction --
Gravitation --
The pendulum --
pt. IV. Properties of matter. Properties of matter --
Properties of gases --
Properties of liquids --
Molecular phenomena in liquids --
Properties of solids --
Book 2. Heat. Thermometry and expansion by heat --
Calorimetry --
Change of state --
Conduction of heat --
Radiant heat --
The mechanical theory of heat --
Book 3. Wave-motion and sound. pt. I. Wave-motion. Wave-motion and water waves --
pt. II. Sound. Production and propagation of sound --
Pitch--musical scale --
Reflection, refraction, and interference --
Vibrations of strings, rods, plates, and columns of gas --
Supply of energy to a sounding body--resonance --
Audition, combination tones, consonance, and vocal sounds --
Book 4. Light. Rectilinear propagation--reflection --
Refraction --
Lenses--measurement of refractive index --
Photometry --
Velocity of light --
Dispersion --
Interference --
Emission and absorption of light --
Colour sensations --
Polarisation and double refraction --
Book 5. Magnetism and electricity. pt. I. Magnetism. Magnets and magnetic fields --
Terrestrial magnetism --
pt. II. Electro-statics. Electro-static attraction and repulsion--Coulomb's law --
The electrical field --
Capacity--electrical energy --
Electrometers and electrical machines --
pt. III. Electro-kinetics. The electric current --
Resistance --
Joule's law --
pt. IV. Thermo-electricity. Thermo-electricity --
pt. V. Magnetic induction. Magnetic induction --
pt. VI. Electro-magnetism. Forces acting on conductors conveying currents --
pt. VII. Electro-magnetic induction. Induced currents --
Electro-magnetic machines--magnetic circuit --
Electric and magnetic systems of units --
pt. VIII. Electrolysis, electromotive force of cells, and passage of electricity through gases. Electrolysis --
Contact E.M.F. and the voltaic cell --
Energetics of the voltaic cell --
Passage of electricity through gases--radio-activity --
pt. IX. Maxwell's electro-magnetic theory. Transference of electro-magnetic energy and Maxwell's electro-magnetic theory of light --
Electrical oscillations.
Responsibility: by W. Watson ... including a collection of examples and questions.

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