James A. Beattie manuscript and lecture notes
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This collection consists of a handwritten manuscript of the Principles of Thermodynamics and typewritten lecture notes for course 5.71 Chemical Thermodynamics.
- Creation: 1979 - 1980
- Beattie, James A., 1895-1981 (Person)
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James A. Beattie, was professor of physical chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned a SB in 1917, the SM in 1918, and the PhD in 1920 all from MIT. In 1921 and 1922 he held a fellowship with the National Research Council. At MIT he was an assisstant professor from 1923-1929, an associate professor from 1929-1938 and became a full professor in 1938. From 1942 to 1943 he served as acting director of the Research Laboratory of Physical Chemistry. He retired in 1961. After retirement, he co-authored Principles of Thermodynamics with Irwin Oppenheim. It was published in 1979.
1.3 Cubic Feet (1 Paige box, 1 manuscript box)
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James A. Beattie was an assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor of physical chemistry at the Massachusetts Instutite of Technology from 1923 to 1961. He co-authored Principles of Thermodynamics with Irwin Oppenheim which was published in 1980. This collection consists of a handwritten manuscript of the Principles of Thermodynamics and typewritten lecture notes for course 5.71 Chemical Thermodynamics.
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