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Scope and Contents The early years of physics education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT) is documented in the "Plan of the Physical Laboratory" and "Report of the Physical Laboratory," by Edward C. Pickering, the first professor of physics at MIT.There are sets of notes taken by students in physics classes between 1903 and 1917. They are organized primarily by course. The professor teaching the course is usually identified on the first page of the notes.The collection...
Dates: 1869 - 1971
Abstract Physics was taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from the time classes were first offered in 1865. William B. Rogers, the founder and first president of MIT, was the first professor of physics. In 1869 Rogers established the "Physical Laboratory," probably the first laboratory for instruction in physics in the United States. In 1872 the lab was renamed the Rogers Laboratory of Physics. Physics became Course VIII in 1873. The collection consists of reports on research written...
Dates: 1875 - 2021; Majority of material found within 1875 - 1901
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This collection contains student records kept by the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dates: circa 1929-1998