Designed for physics students treating the underlying basis for modern techniques and the devices used, this timely survey describes current experimental methods in a clear and accessible text. This up-to-date volume provides an essential part of undergraduate physics training; until now, students were often expected to learn many of these methods in the laboratory without proper introduction. The broad coverage of available techniques includes discussion of state-of-the-art electronic equipment, as well as such topics as discrete semiconductor devices, signal processing, thermometry, optical components, nuclear instrumentation, and x-ray diffraction methods. Professor Dunlap's text will serve not only as a complete introduction for majors but also as a reference work for technicians throughout a professional career. In addition to tutorial discussions presented, tables of numerical data and constants are included, further enhancing the book as a permanent reference.
"The variety of subjects is broad enough that the text could be used for a senior-level experimental projects course, as is presently taught in many universities, without alteration of the existing laboratory projects . . . . Therea are simple explanations of pieces of equipment and basic rules for their use." --American Journal of Physics "It would be of immense value . . . to be able to recommend students to buy their own copies of a single book containing relevant information about most of the experimental work they will undertake. R.A. Dunlap's Experimental Physics is largely intended to be such a book . . . . The 14 chapters cover a huge range, but concentrate particularly on topics in solid-state physics, optics and nuclear physics. The text is designed to act as a complete introduction for students majoring in physics and also as a reference work . . . . The book provides a clear and friendly exposition of many experimental topics . . . . This first edition of Professor Dunlap's book is much to be welcomed. It should provide valuable reading and support for large numbers of physics students over the next several years at least." --Nature "....should be very useful as a reference work for students in teaching and research laboratories." --Book Reviews
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 27th October 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.11 x 16.43 x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.84