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Figure 5. Typical student data taken on the cone antenna of Figure 4.

with many others performed in this laboratory, the student is provided with a minimum outline of instruction. An adequate analysis of results is considered the real essential of his laboratory report, and he is expected to a considerable extent to decide for himself just what matters are worthy of analysis. This is in accord with a general Department philosophy which attempts to avoid leading the student through his work "by the nose/' and makes a modest effort to anticipate the day close by when the student will no longer have a patient instructor at his elbow.

The author of the foregoing article is Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Cooper Union. We are grateful to Professor Sherman for his courtesy in making this material available to Experimenter readers.

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