Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

New Edition of Davis' Experimental Research Guide Book Released

New Edition of Davis' Experimental Research Guide Book Released


A new edition of a book co-authored by Professor Christopher Davis has been published by Cambridge University Press. The book, titled "Building Scientific Apparatus," was originally published in 1983, and was co-authored by Davis, John H. Moore, and Michael A. Caplan.

Now in its fourth edition, the book has been described as a practical guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus, or laboratory instruments, serving as essential reading for scientists and students of engineering, as well as physical, chemical, and biological sciences. Simply put, the book teaches scientists and engineers how to perform experiments.

Included in the new edition are features on the physical principles governing the operation of the mechanical, optical and electronic parts of an instrument, new sections on detectors, low-temperature measurements, and high-pressure apparatus, as well as 400 new hand-drawn figures and tables.

The book "will continue to serve as a bookshelf standard in laboratories around the world," according to Jason Hafner of Rice University.

For more information about the book, visit the Cambridge University Press website.

July 13, 2009


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

MC2 Graduate Students Bring Passion, Innovation to the Field of Cybersecurity

Jeremy Munday Receives 2017 Clark School Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

Ayan Mallik wins ISR Graduate Student Award

Three ISR graduate students win new travel award

UMD Opens Outdoor Flight Laboratory to Advance Autonomy, Robotics

Salamanca-Riba Appointed 2017/2018 UMD ADVANCE Professor 

Clark School names Hamid Jafarkhani 2017 IHOF Inductee

Dumitras Spearheads Internship Program Targeting European Students

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts