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The Education of a Physicist


reviewed by Paul F. Brandwein 1968

coverTitle: The Education of a Physicist
Author(s): Sanbord C. Brown, Norman Clarke
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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The thesis of "The Education of a Physicist" is clear: the education, prospects, and functions of the physicist and the physicist-become-engineer are of fundamental importance to man and the society he would build. This is a twentieth-century problem, peculiarly so; the physical scientist as Rabi has remarked is subject to "import and export regulations." Thus, defections of scientists to hostile countries (however statistically insignificant) are prime news. The "brain drain" whether to the advantage of a friendly country, or to industry, is also of prime concern as the various papers in this collection taken from the "Third International Conference on the Education of the Physicist" testify. The book, an agreeable and comprehensive, although personal, insight into the presentations of scholars and industrialists from 25 countries, will be informative and useful to those who would improve the education of the physicist and engineer. The opinions expressed range from "the need to free... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 4, 1968, p. 406-407
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2061, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 7:13:48 AM

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