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Ralph P. Winch student notebooks, 1927-1931

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Winch, Ralph P.

Size of collection

0.75 linear feet
1 manuscript box(s)
1 half manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

A collection of notebooks kept by Winch while a graduate student of physics at the University of Wisconsin.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR183

Biographical Note

Physicist, solid state physics. On the physics faculty of Williams College from 1931, and department chair from 1960.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The notebooks were kept by Winch while a graduate student of physics at the University of Wisconsin. The courses were Experiments in Heat and Light, by John R. Roebuck; Theory of Electricity, by Earle Melvin Terry; Advanced Dynamics, Restricted Relativity, and Electrodynamics, by Warren Weaver; Electrodynamic Theory of Light (2 semesters), by Charles E. Mendenhall; Quantum Mechanics, by John Hasbrouck Van Vleck; and Electron Theory of Metals, by Mendenhall, Van Vleck, and William A. Fowler.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials. https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/access-application.

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.

Persons

Fowler, William A.
Mendenhall, Charles E. (Charles Elwood), 1872-1935.
Roebuck, John Ransom, 1876-
Terry, Earle Melvin, 1879-1929.
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-
Weaver, Warren, 1894-1978
Winch, Ralph P. (Ralph Philip), 1905-

Institutions

University of Wisconsin. Students.

Subject terms

Dynamics.
Electricity.
Heat.
Light.
Physics. Study and teaching.
Quantum theory.
Relativity.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Notebooks

This series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from Ralph P. Winch, 1965.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Ralph P. Winch student notebooks, . American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Ralph P. Winch student notebooks, 1927-1931

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2009

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: Notebooks

Box 1 Folder 1 Roebuck, John R., Experiments in heat and light, 1927-1928
Folder 2 Terry, E.M., Theory of electricity, 1927-1928
Folder 3 Weaver, Warren, Advanced dynamics, 1928
Folder 4 Weaver, Warren, Restricted relativity, 1929
Folder 5 Weaver, Warren, Electrodynamics, 1929-1930
Box 2 Folder 1 Mendenhall, Charles E., Electromagnetic theory of light, volume 1, 1929-1930
Folder 2 Mendenhall, Charles E., Electromagnetic theory of light, volume 1, loose sheets between pages 145-146, 1929-1930
Folder 3 Mendenhall, Charles E., Electromagnetic theory of light, volume 2 and Professor Gregor Wentzel, Photoelectricity, 1929-1930
Folder 4 Mendenhall, Charles E., Electromagnetic theory of light, volume 2, loose sheets , 1929-1930
Folder 5 Mendenhall, Charles E., Electron theory of metals, 2nd semester with visiting professors Fowler and John H Van Vleck, 1930-1931
Folder 6 Mendenhall, Charles E., Electron theory of metals, 2nd semester with visiting professors Fowler and John H Van Vleck, loose sheets, 1930-1931
Folder 7 Van Vleck, John H., Quantum mechanics, 1st semester, 1930-1931
Folder 8 Van Vleck, John H., Quantum mechanics, 2nd semester, 1930-1931
Folder 9 Van Vleck, John H., Quantum mechanics, 2nd semester, loose sheets, 1930-1931