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Earnest C. Watson corrected copy of "Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, and Sound" 1937-1952

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Watson, Earnest C. (Earnest Charles), 1892-1970

Size of collection

0.25 linear feet
1 half manuscript box

Short description of collection

Earnest C. Watson's corrected copy of the 1937 textbook "Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, and Sound."

Language(s) of collection


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Biographical Note

Earnest C. Watson (1892-1970) was Professor of Physics at California Institute of Technology from 1919-1962. Also at Cal Tech, he served as Chairman of the Division of Physics, Math, and Astronomy (1946-1949) and Dean of Faculty (1945-1960).

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains Earnest Watson's corrected copy of the textbook "Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, and Sound" (1937), which he co-authored with Robert Andrews Millikan and Duane Roller. There are handwritten notes on the pages, as well as notes on other sheets of paper inserted into the book. The inserts have been removed from the book and placed in folders based on where they were in the book.

Restrictions on Use and Access

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.


Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Roller, Duane E. (Duane Emerson,) 1894-1965.
Watson, Earnest C. (Earnest Charles), 1892-1970

Subject terms

Molecular Dynamics

Genre terms


Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Arranged into two series

  • Series I: Book
  • Series II: Inserts

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of Mark Mueller, 2017.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sarah Cochrane in 2017.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Earnest C. Watson corrected copy of "Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, and Sound", 1937-1952. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Earnest C. Watson corrected copy of "Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, and Sound", 1937-1952


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Sarah Cochrane in 2017. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Book

Box 1 Folder 1 "Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, and Sound", 1937

Series II: Inserts

Box 1 Folder 2 Page vii, 1950-1951
Folder 3 Page 94/95, undated
Folder 4 Page 106/107, undated
Folder 5 Page 108/109, 1947
Folder 6 Page 146/147, undated
Folder 7 Page 148/149, undated
Folder 8 Page 156/157, undated
Folder 9 Page 176/177, undated
Folder 10 Page 178/179, 1952
Folder 11 Page 196/197, undated
Folder 12 Page 230/231, undated
Folder 13 Page 282/283, undated
Folder 14 Page 300/301, undated
Folder 15 Page 334/335, 1941
Folder 16 Page 350/351, undated
Folder 17 Page 369/370, undated
Folder 18 Page 390/391, 1946
Folder 19 Page 430/431, undated
Folder 20 Last page/back cover, 1940