Excerpt from Steel Works AnalysisThis little work has been written specially for assistants in steel works laboratories and students taking up the analytical chemistry of iron and steel with a view to becoming steel works chemists. The great objectMoreExcerpt from Steel Works AnalysisThis little work has been written specially for assistants in steel works laboratories and students taking up the analytical chemistry of iron and steel with a view to becoming steel works chemists.
The great object kept in view by the author has been to produce a practical book: he has therefore avoided compilation, and written from personal experience. The first essential in any analytical process is accuracy: when this can be combined with rapidity, well and good- but where speed is obtained at the expense of accuracy, the result is worse than useless, it is misleading. On the other hand, the appalling elaboration with which the authors of some text-books proceed to separate possible or impossible traces of rarely occurring elements from those invariably present, often defeats its own object, and together with a great loss of time, introduces errors far greater than those it is intended to avoid.
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