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Roy Henry Garstang student notebooks, 1943-1951

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Garstang, Roy Henry,

Size of collection

1 linear foot
2 manuscript box

Short description of collection

Student notebooks from Roy Henry Garstang's undergraduate and graduate work in mathematics, physics, astronomy, and related courses at the University of Cambridge.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR1996390

Biographical Note

Physicist (astrophysics, atomic physics). Associate astrophysicist, Yerkes Observatory, University of Chicago (1951-1952); lecturer in astronomy, University College, London (1952-1960) and assistant director of the university observatory (1959-1964); on the physics faculty of University of Colorado, Boulder from 1964.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Collection of 33 student notebooks from Garstang's undergraduate and graduate work in mathematics, physics, astronomy, and related courses at the University of Cambridge (1943-1945 and 1948-1951). Also includes a 12 page description by Garstang of the mathematics program at Cambridge in the 1930s and 1940s with brief descriptions of the courses as well as his comments on individual courses and instructors. Instructors included: A. S. Besicovitch, Hermann Bondi, H. A. Brück, Ebenezer Cunningham, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Douglas R. Hartree, Fred Hoyle, J. O. Irwin, Bertha Jeffreys, L. A. Pars, J. A. Ratcliffe, Roderick Oliver Redman, Martin Ryle, S. W. P. Steen, Robert Stoneley, J. A. Todd, Emil Wolf.

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

Besicovitch, A. S.
Bondi, Hermann.
Brück, H. A. (Hermann Alexander), 1905-
Cunningham, Ebenezer.
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Garstang, Roy Henry, 1925-
Hartree, Douglas R. (Douglas Rayner), 1897-1958
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Irwin, J. O.
Jeffreys, Bertha Swirles
Pars, L. A.
Ratcliffe, J. A. (John Ashworth)
Redman, Roderick Oliver, 1905-1975.
Ryle, Martin, Sir, 1918-
Steen, S. W. P. (Stourton William Piele)
Stoneley, Robert.
Todd, J. A.
Wolf, Emil.

Institutions

University of Cambridge.

Subject terms

Astronomy. Study and teaching.
Astrophysics. Study and teaching.
Mathematics. Study and teaching.
Physics. Study and teaching.

Genre terms

Notebooks

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Notebooks

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received from R. H. Garstang, 1996.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by in 2014.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Roy Henry Garstang student notebooks, 1943-1951. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Roy Henry Garstang student notebooks, 1943-1951

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2014

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Notebooks

Box 1 Folder 1 Mathematics at Cambridge in the 1930s and 1940s, undated
Folder 2 #11 - Analysis I (A. S. Besicovitch, Trinity), undated
#12 - Mathematical Methods (A. E. Ingham, King’s College), undated
Folder 3 #13 - Statics and Dynamics I (E. Cunningham, St. John’s College), undated
#17 - Electricity and Hydrodynamics I (E. Cunningham, St. John’s College), undated
#18 - Statics and Dynamics II (R. Stoneley, Pembroke), undated
Folder 4 #19 - Complex Variable (S. W. P. Steen, Christ’s College), undated
#20 - Electricity and Magnetism (E. Cunningham, St. John’s College), undated
Folder 5 #21 - Spherical Astronomy (H. A. Bruck, Observatory), undated
#22 - Differential Equations (S. W. P. Steen, Christ’s College), undated
Folder 6 #23 - Statics and Dynamics III (F. C. Powell, Caius College), undated
#25 - Waves (L. A. Pars, Jesus College), undated
Folder 7 #28 - Electromagnetism and Potential Theory (L. A. Pars, Jesus College), undated
#29 - General Dynamics (L. A. Pars, Jesus College), undated
Folder 8 #31 - Quantum Mechanics I (P. A. M. Dirac, St. John’s College), undated
#32 - Quantum Theory of Atoms (B. Jeffreys, Girton College), undated
#43 - Quantum Mechanics II (P. A. M. Dirac, St. John’s College), undated
Folder 9 #33 - Statistical Thermodynamics (F. Hoyle, St. John’s College), undated
#34 - Electrodynamics and Special Theory of Relativity (F. C. Powell, Caius College), undated
Box 2 Folder 1 #35 - Nuclear Physics I (N. Kemmer), undated
#36 - Functions of Mathematical Physics (H. Bondi, Trinity College), undated
#48 - Nuclear Physics II (N. Kemmer), undated
Folder 2 #37 - Practical Astronomy (H. A. Bruck, Observatory), undated
#38 - Theory of the Electrical and Optical Properties of Molecules (S. F. Boys, Chemistry), undated
Folder 3 #44 - Quantum Mechanics: Theories of Molecular Structure (J. E. Lennard-Jones, Chemistry), undated
#45 - Quantum Theory of Many Electron Systems (D. R. Hartree, Christs’s College), undated
#58 - Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Structure (J. E. Lennard-Jones), undated
Folder 4 #47 - Numerical Analysis (D. R. Hartree, Christ’s College), undated
#49 - Functions of Mathematical Physics (S. Goldstein), undated
Folder 5 #51 - Cosmology (H. Bondi, Trinity College), undated
#52 - Quantum Electrodynamics (J. Hamilton), undated
Folder 6 #59 - Dynamical Meteorology (R. Stoneley, Pembroke), undated
#60 - General Theory of Relativity (H. Bondi, Trinity College), undated
Folder 7 #61 - Group Theory (D. R. Taunt, Jesus College), undated
#62 - Planetary Theory (F. B. Schmeidler, visiting professor), undated
Folder 8 #69 -Mathematical Theory of Diffraction (E. Wolf, Observatories), undated
#70 - Radio Propagation and the Ionosphere (J. A. Ratcliffe, Physics), undated
#71 - Radio Astronomy (M. Ryle, Physics), undated
Folder 9 #65 - Electricity and Magnetism (E. E. Zepler, Cavendish), undated