Experimental Physics

Experimental Physics : Modern Methods

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This up-to-date volume provides an essential part of undergraduate physics training. Until now, students were often expected to learn many experimental 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 semi-conductor devices, signal instrumentation, and X-ray diffraction methods. Professor Dunlap's text will serve not only as a complete introduction for students but also as a reference work for technicians throughout a professional career. In addition to tutorial discussion presented, tables of numerical data and constants are included, further enhancing the book as a permanent reference.show more

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  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 167.64 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 1,065.94g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • numerous figures and tables throughout
  • 0195049497
  • 9780195049497

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Designed for physics students and treating the underlying basis for modern techniques and the devices used, this timely survey describes current experimental methods in a clear and accessible text. The most up-to-date work of its kind, Experimental Physics provides an essential part of undergraduate training; until now, students were often expected to learn many of these methods in the laboratory without proper introduction.show more

Table of contents

The electrical properties of solids; Discrete semiconductor devices; Integrated electronics; Signal processing; Vacuum technology; Thermometry; Cryogenic technology; Light sources; Optical components; Optical techniques; Principles of nuclear physics; Nuclear instrumentation; X-ray diffraction methods; Magnetic materials and measurementsshow more

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'...Professor Dunlap's book is much to be welcomed.' Nature 'the book provides a clear and friendly exposition of many experimental topics...there are helpful references to standard texts relating to each of the chapters...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'Nature '... this is a good general background read into the main areas of experimental physics, at an intermediate level, suitable for students contemplating experimental projects and for those of us who need rust removal.' Physics World Dec 89 'Should be very useful as a reference work for students in teaching and research laboratories.' Contemporary Physicsshow more

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