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EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE SERIES FOR BEGINNERS.

I.

L I G H T:

A SERIES OF

SIMPLE, ENTERTAINING, AND INEXPENSIVE EX-
PERIMENTS IN THE PHENOMENA OF LIGHT,

FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS

OF EVERY AGE.

BY

ALFRED M. MAYER AND CHARLES BARNARD.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

1, 3, AND 5 BOND STREET.

1884.

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PREFATORY NOTE.

It is the design of this book to furnish a number of simple and easy experiments in the phenomena of light, that any one can perform with materials that may be found in any dwelling-house, or that may be bought for a small sum in any town or city. By the aid of this book the reader becomes an experimenter. The student of Nature may read in books, and soon forget. The experimenter who questions Nature himself, who constructs his own apparatus, and who performs his own experiments, learns past forgetting. He knows because he has observed.

It is believed that this book will occupy a place hitherto unfilled in scientific literature. It is specially prepared for the boy or girl student, and for the teacher who has no apparatus and who wishes his pupils to become experimenters, strict reasoners, and cxact observers. Nearly all the experiments described are new, and all have been thoroughly tested. The

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