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Physics -- Study and teaching.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Anthony P. French papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0690
Scope and Contents

The collection documents the professional activities of Anthony P. French from approximately 1950 to 2011. The collection consists of course notes and preparatory materials, correspondence, publications, talks, and background materials.

Dates: 1950 - 2011

Charles R. Cross papers

Identifier: MC-0107
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence by and to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) physics professor Charles Cross, who taught in the physics department 1870-1917. Included is correspondence on the acquisition of apparatus for the Rogers Laboratory of Physics, scientific research and teaching including correspondence with Elihu Thomson, photographs, and newspaper clippings about scientific instrumentation and early application of and experiments with the x-ray process. There is...
Dates: 1855 - 1913

Edward C. Pickering papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 39080022077207]
Identifier: MC-0457
Scope and Contents of the Collection A highlight of this collection is the lecture outlines and problem sets for courses in physics taught by Charles E. Pickering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1867 and 1869. Lecture topics include hydrodynamics, hydrostatics, mechanics, heat, and optics. Notes include some student lists and grades. The collection also includes several articles and a pamphlet authored by Pickering about activities at the Harvard College Observatory. There is also biographical materials as...
Dates: 1867 - 1922

Herman Feshbach papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0484

John King papers

Identifier: MC-0713
Scope and Contents This collection documents the professional activities of John King, professor emeritus of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His papers, spanning from 1935 to 2015, comprise curricula, notes, publications, video, speeches, correspondence, and photographic materials. The bulk of the material concerns the teaching of physics through experiments on both a high school and college level. Course materials in the collection are primarily from introductory physics courses,...
Dates: 1935 - 2015

Karl Taylor Compton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0416
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains biographical information about Karl T. Compton, physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Materials include correspondence between George Harrison, Julius Stratton, and Margaret Hutchinson Compton about Harrison's biography of Compton. Compton's date books, 1919,1934-1935, 1942-1954, some with detailed entries, and Karl and Margaret Compton's appointment calendars provide some information about the Comptons' daily activities....
Dates: 1906 - 1961

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics curricula

Identifier: AC-0074
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

Victor Frederick Weisskopf papers

Identifier: MC-0572
Abstract The collection documents the professional life and career of Victor Frederick Weisskopf (1908-2002) from the 1920s through 2002. Educated in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, Weisskopf made contributions to the quantum theory of radiative transitions, the self-energy of electrons, the electrodynamic properties of the vacuum, and the theory of nuclear reactions. In 1943, several years after his move to the United States, Weisskopf was invited to join the Manhattan Project, where he served as...
Dates: 1922 - 2002