By George L. Trigg

Physics is especially a lot an experimental technological know-how, yet too usually, scholars on the undergraduate point will not be uncovered to the truth of experimental physics ― i.e., what used to be performed in a given scan, why it used to be performed, the historical past of physics opposed to which the test was once performed and the adjustments in thought and information that resulted. during this hook, the writer is helping to treatment the placement through featuring various "landmark" experiments that experience led to major changes in our principles approximately a few point of nature. between those medical milestones are discoveries in regards to the wave nature of x-rays, isotopes, the that means of atomic quantity, superconductivity, advantageous constitution within the spectrum of helium, the transistor, the neutrino, the maser and laser, better symmetry for straightforward debris and different seminal discoveries.
Over one hundred twenty illustrations improve the textual content, usually reproductions of these released with the unique experimental effects. the result's a desirable survey excellent as a complement for intermediate or complex undergraduate classes in experimental physics, heritage of technology, radio and radar astronomy, crystallography, excessive power physics and different disciplines.

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