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Nineteenth-Century Textbook Illustrations: A Frontispiece Puzzle
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
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Most of the 19th- and early 20th-century physics texts in my collection have frontispieces: a telegraph system, the cross-section of a steam locomotive, colored lithographs of spectra, etc. One of my favorites is the wood-cut illustration of an apparatus collection that serves as the frontispiece to Hotze's 1897 physics textbook.1 In modern parlance, this is a conceptual text as it does not have a single equation.
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“A Frontispiece Puzzle”, The Physics Teacher, 47, 226 (2009)