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Harry E. Clifford course notes

 Collection — Box: Shared C
Identifier: MC-0451

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection of physicist Harry E. Clifford consists of a notebook entitled "Precision of Measurements, 1897," probably lecture notes for course 342, Precision of Measurement, taught by Clifford at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the academic year 1896-1897.


  • Creation: 1897


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Harry Ellsworth Clifford, 1866-1952, S.B. 1886, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the Institute staff soon after graduation and became assistant professor of theoretical physics in 1895; associate professor of theoretical electricity in 1902; professor of theoretical electricity in 1905; and professor of theoretical and applied electricity in 1908. He was acting head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, 1904-1906. In 1909 he was appointed Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University. He was dean of the Harvard School of Engineering from 1930 until his retirement in 1936. He served as advisor to many towns and cities, including Cambridge, on the installation of electric lighting, and as consultant to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to some of the nation's leading electrical firms.


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Guide to the Course Notes of Harry E. Clifford
Deborah A. Cozort
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