Amateur Scientist Articles Online

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Amateur Scientist Articles Online

Post by bwsparxz » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:40 am

Seems to be all the Amateur Scientist articles online. I grew up with these, lots of great reference.

http://vacuum.ramapo.edu/physics/physic ... i/AmSci01/

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Post by Starfire » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:51 pm

Absolutely a great one Brian - many many thanks.

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Post by John Futter » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:59 am

Brian
Nice find

for fusioneers
why not make a dueteron accelerator
http://vacuum.ramapo.edu/physics/physic ... 08-fs.html

Notice its from the same Mr. Strong (I think)

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Post by David Rosignoli » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:20 pm

This is an excellant resource. However, this is actually someone's placement of the CD-ROM contents of the Amatetur Scientist bought from the Society of Amateur Scientists (SAS). I know because I have the CD. Since you can still buy the CD for a paltry sum (<$30), it seems this was not done with the permission of SAS. I am all for providing information for free if it does not violate copyright laws. I am not sure that is the case here, even if the site is a college in New Jersey.

See the link below for the CD.
http://www.brightscience.com/

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Post by Starfire » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:46 pm

Agreed David - I also have bought the CD and happy to do so, but I don't carry it with me when away from home - this link is very useful to browse in the evening when otherwise bored in some remote location - at present I am working on an island in the Outer Hebrides and Nor-West Atlantic gale force wind tends to keep folk indoors. We live through the spent, or not so spent, hurricanes which have meandered across the pond.

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Post by Richard Hull » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:12 pm

This was the ultimate article that had be buying raw Radio isotopes from Oakridge direct as a High school student in 1960 up until I left college. You could get them sent to your home in a small lead pig.

http://vacuum.ramapo.edu/physics/physic ... -body.html

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Read up on the history of the column and Stong

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amateur_Scientist

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Post by Doug Coulter » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:51 am

I bought the CD, surplus from Am Sci. The java search doesn't work here on either windows or Linux, so I'd love to find the link on the amateur electron microscope someone built. Seems magnetic focus is still mainly a trade secret, hard to find on the web at all (in re any useful design details), and this article on the disc seems pretty hard to find again.

Yeah, at the price (under $30)
it seems like you might as well just buy the thing. It's well worthwhile. Lots of fun stuff.

Compared to the $60,000+ AIP wants for a subscription to Rev Sci Instruments to get the ability to back search (not just current issues for a ?mere? $700+/yr) it's a darn good deal.
Of course, this includes a bunch of other less useful journals... like cable TV bundling deals. do these guys really care about advancing science, or scientists of their particular ilk? Time to review their tax-exempt status, and more.

Self-answering question I suppose, since there's legislation that says all publicly funded research should be available at copy cost to those who paid for it -- us.

I'm well off by most standards, but I can't afford that.

If anyone sees that E microscope lens design on there (I know it's there) email me at clab@swva.net -- it's way relevant to current work here.
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