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S. Homer Woodbridge course notes

Identifier: MC-0061

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Collection consists of formal notes (1893, 1900) prepared by Samuel Woodbridge for his courses taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in heating and ventilation (1882-1914), including the "Importance of the Study to the Architect" (1 volume) and "An Elementary Treatise on Heat" (6 volumes).


  • Creation: 1893 - 1900


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Biographical Note

Samuel Homer Woodbridge, 1848-1926, AB 1873, Williams College, studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1876-1879. In 1884 he became an instructor in the MIT Department of Physics, later switching to the Department of Mechanical Engineering; in 1895 he was made assistant professor; and in 1900 associate professor. He made numerous contributions to the practice of applying scientific principles to the subject of ventilation.


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Guide to the Course Notes of S. Homer Woodbridge
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Karen T. Lynch
Copyright 1980
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  • 2021 July 9: Edited by Lana Mason to remove aggrandizing terms in the biographical note description.

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