The New International Encyclopædia/Shaw, William Napier

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The New International Encyclopædia
Shaw, William Napier
Edition of 1905. See also Napier Shaw on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SHAW, William Napier (1854—). An English physicist, born in Birmingham and educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and at the University of Berlin. In the Cavendish laboratory he was demonstrator of physics in 1880-87, and assistant director in 1898-99, and from 1890 to 1899 was senior tutor of Emmanuel. He contributed articles on electrolysis and the pyrometer to the Encyclopædia Britannica, and wrote, with Glazebrook, A Text-Book of Practical Physics (1884).