Building Scientific Apparatus (4th ed.)

by John H. Moore, Christopher C. Davis, Michael A. Coplan, Sandra C. Greer

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  • 9780521878586
  • 9780511577512
  • 9781139814225
Unrivalled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Covering the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an instrument, new sections on detectors, low-temperature measurements, high-pressure apparatus, and updated engineering specifications, as well as 400 figures and tables, have been added to this edition. Data on the properties of materials and components used by manufacturers are included. Mechanical, optical, and electronic construction techniques carried out in the lab, as well as those let out to specialized shops, are also described. Step-by-step instruction supported by many detailed figures, is given for laboratory skills such as soldering electrical components, glassblowing, brazing, and polishing.

  • Cambridge University Press; June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780511577512
  • Edition: 4
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  • Title: Building Scientific Apparatus
  • Author: John H. Moore; Christopher C. Davis; Michael A. Coplan; Sandra C. Greer (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521878586
  • 9780511577512
  • 9781139814225

In The Press

'This new edition includes updates throughout, and will continue to serve as a bookshelf standard in laboratories around the world. I never like to be too far from this book!' Jason Hafner, Rice University, Houston, Texas