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RE: nitrogen laser triggered gap
Original poster: "bob by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <yubba-at-clara-dot-net>
think we have a problem with spelling here ,i thing the name is
not strong,that is if we are talking about the author of the amateur
>>Yep. It IS C.L. Stong... I have been saying it wrong for the last 25
years... - Terry<<
At 08:01 30/05/02 -0600, you wrote:
>Original poster: "Colin Dancer by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>The book I was thinking of was Strong's "Procedures in Experimental
>Physics". It covers a wide range of practical lab techniques and if you get
>a chance at a hardbound copy is well worth having. All the chapters of the
>book are on the CD including diagrams, but they are indexed according to the
>chapter title. Try doing a search for "John Strong".
> I couldn't find any mention of Strong in connection with the CD, but
>also couldn't open the particular URL you send and had to go to their
>home page. The CD copy I bought sure doesn't have Strong on it, so must
>be an offer of a reprint. Since Lindsay is asking $25.95 for his
>reprint, that would be a very good price for the combo. Amazon is
>selling the CD for $39.95, but without the book.
> The complete name of Stong's book is:
> "The SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Book of Projects for
> AMATEUR SCIENTIST"
>First published in 1960. I hate to admit it, but I was about 34 when I
>bought my copy of the original edition when it first came out. No
>mention of Tesla coils in it anywhere.
> Anyone who doesn't have Strong should buy a copy at once! I have
>copies. First one was bought at the Caltech book store in 1947, and the
>second one for a couple of bucks at a swap meet a few years back. Much
>easier to go ahead and pay Lindsay than look around swap meets or garage
>sales. In today's dollars it's a lot cheaper than the original was.