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Industrial Series - Practical Physics Marsh W. White

Industrial Series - Practical Physics

Marsh W. White

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781406713732
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380 pages
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INDUSTRIAL SERIES PRACTICAL PHYSICS BY MARSH W. WHITE, PH. D., Editor Professor of Physics KENNETH V. MANNING, PH. D. Assistarit Supervisor of Physics Exte7isio i ROBERT L. WEBER, PH. D. Assistant, Professor of Physics R. ORIN CORNETT, PH. D.MoreINDUSTRIAL SERIES PRACTICAL PHYSICS BY MARSH W. WHITE, PH. D., Editor Professor of Physics KENNETH V. MANNING, PH. D. Assistarit Supervisor of Physics Exte7isio i ROBERT L. WEBER, PH. D. Assistant, Professor of Physics R. ORIN CORNETT, PH. D. Lecturer in Electronics, Harvard University Formerly Assistant Supervisor of Physics Extension arid, others on THE PHYSICS EXTENSION STAFF The Pennsylvania State College FIRST EDITION EIGHTH IMPRESSION PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCE EXTENSION THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE McGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, INC. NEW YORK AND LONDON 1943 PRACTICAL PHYSICS COPYRIGHT, 1943, BY THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA All rights reserved. This book, or parts thereof j may not be reproduced in any form without permission of the publishers. THE MAPI ffi 1 BESS COMPANY, YORK, PA. FOREWORD In the field of adult education the needs of the students are so varied and their educational backgrounds are so diverse that conventional textbooks are often not satisfactory. To be most valuable for these groups the textbooks must be simple and practical, readily understand able by all and yet able to supplement experience at many levels. The Pennsylvania State College Industrial Series was originated in 1941 in an attempt to provide books having these desirable characteristics. The earlier volumes of the series were prepared by members of the staff of the School of Engineering. This volume is the first contribution from the staff of the School of Chemistry and Physics. Other books are expected from the School of the Liberal Arts. The increased need for technically trained personnel has emphasized the shortage ofpersons with basic training in physics. To provide trainees with the minimum technical skill and knowledge of physical principles necessary for effective participation in war industries and in the armed services, short courses have been set up, covering only the principles of most immediate use. For example, in extension classes of the Engineering, Science and Management War Training Program, The Pennsylvania State College has given training in a course of basic mathe matics and physics to more than 8,000 students in the period from 1941 to 1943. It was realized early that a new concise physics text was needed for this purpose. Consequently the present volume was prepared. Practical Physics is designed to present in streamlined form the major concepts of general physics so that the book can be used in acceler ated programs of resident college study, in the ESMWT Program, in classes for special service groups, and in extension and vocational training. It seems probable that such training will continue for a considerable period. The Editor of this book, Dr. Marsh W. White, Professor of Physics at The Pennsylvania State College, is key supervisor of physics in exten sion in addition to his campus duties. In the ESMWT Program, he and the other authors, Drs. Robert L. Weber, Kenneth V. Manning, and R. Orin Cornett, have been responsible, with others, for the supervision of the physics instruction given in the 150 extension centers operated by The Pennsylvania State College. The material of the book includes, therefore, the results of wide experience in the field of college physics and its practical applications in industry. DAVID B. PUQH, THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE COLLEGE, Director of Aria and1943. Science Extension. PREFACE This book was prepared in response to a wartime need for a concise textbook in general physics at the introductory level. The emergency conditions brought streamlined courses with shortened hours and special service group and adult training programs, all demanding practical and condensed physics courses. Hence in this book emphasis is placed on those parts of physics that are basic to practical use in engineering, war industry, technical work, and the armed services...