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Lorenz D. Huff student lecture notes, 1928-1931.

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Huff, Lorenz Ditmar, 1905-

Size of collection

0.75 linear feet
1 manuscript box,
1 half manuscript box

Short description of collection

Lecture notes taken by Huff while he was a student at the California Institute of Technology.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Biographical Note

Physicist (quantum theory, hydrodynamics, atomic spectra). On physics faculty at Clemson College from 1931, department chair from 1945.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Lecture notes taken by Huff while he was a student at the California Institute of Technology. Lectures include Calculus of Variations by Harry Bateman; Electricity and Magnetism, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetic Waves, Heat Radiation and Quantum Theory and Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics by Paul S. Epstein; Quantum Theory by J. Robert Oppenheimer; Wave Mechanics by Linus Pauling; Wave Mechanics by Arnold Sommerfeld and General Relativity by Richard C. Tolman. Other lectures include Statistical Mechanics, Vol. 1 and 2; Electricity in Metals; Differential Equations; and Problems of Classical Electrodynamics.

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Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.


Bateman, Harry, 1882-1946.
Epstein, Paul Sophus, 1871-
Huff, L. D. (Lorenz Ditmar), 1905-
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauling, Linus, 1901-
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Tolman, Richard Chace, 1881-1948.


California Institute of Technology.

Subject terms

Electric conductivity.
General relativity (Physics)
Quantum theory.
Statistical mechanics.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Lecture notes

This series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from John Ray, Professor of Physics, Clemson University, 1980.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lara D'Agaro in 2007.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Lorenz D. Huff student lecture notes. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Lorenz D. Huff student lecture notes, 1928-1931


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in 2007. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Lecture notes

Box 1 Folder 1 Electricity and Magnetism, Professor Paul S. Epstein, Fall 1928
Folder 2 Electro-Magnetic Waves, Professor Paul S. Epstein, Spring 1929
Folder 3 General Relativity, Professor Richard C. Tolman, Spring 1929
Folder 4 Introduction to Wave Mechanics, Professor Linus Pauling , Spring 1929
Folder 5 Questions on Wave Mechanics, Professor Arnold Sommerfeld, Spring 1929
Folder 6 Group Therapy and Quantum Mechanics Tome I, Professor Paul S. Epstein, Spring 1930
Folder 7 Group Therapy Tome II, Professor Paul S. Epstein, Spring 1930
Folder 8 Heat Radiation and Quantum Theory, Professor Paul S. Epstein, Spring 1930
Folder 9 Quantum Theory, Professor J. Robert Oppenheimer, Spring 1930
Folder 10 Calculus of Variations, Professor Harry Bateman, Fall 1930
Folder 11 Statistical Mechanics I, 1931
Folder 12 Statistical Mechanics II, 1931
Box 2 Folder 1 Differential Equations Notes, undated
Folder 2 Differential Equations Problems, undated
Folder 3 Electricity in Metals, undated
Folder 4 Problems in Classical Electrodynamics, undated
Folder 5 Thermodynamics, Professor Paul S. Epstein, undated
Folder 6 Thermodynamics II, Professor Paul S. Epstein, undated