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Physics at a Research University: Case Western Reserve 1830 – 1990

Physics at a Research University Case Western Reserve 1830-1990 by William Fickinger, Professor Emeritus Copyright 2005. ISBN 0-9773386-0-6

This is a history of the physics research done by the faculty and students of CWRU and its parent institutions. Highlights of the work done by over 100 researchers are described at a level so that the general reader can understand qualitatively how and why the research was done, and the more technical reader can appreciate more quantitative details. The book is available from the CWRU Bookstore (216-368-2650) or at The following links are to PDF files of individual chapters and appendices.

Table of contents, Introduction, and time-line
Chapter 1        1         The Young Ivy Leaguers
Chapter 2        7          Edward W. Morley: Physical Chemist
Chapter 3       13        Albert A. Michelson: Light and Ether
Chapter 4        24        Dayton C. Miller: X-rays, Flutes and More Ether
Chapter 5        46        University Physics: the Middle Years at WRU
Chapter 6        53        Robert S. Shankland: Modern Physics Arrives
Chapter 7        68        Case Experiment Takes Off
Chapter 8        88        Neutrinos and Cosmic Rays
Chapter 9        111      Case Theory
Chapter 10      130      WRU Experiment Takes Off
Chapter 11      137      WRU Theory
Chapter 12      146      Case Experiment  Round 2


Chapter 13      175      Case Nuclear and Particle Theory
Chapter 14      194      WRU Experiment  Round 2
Chapter 15      209      Low Temperature Experiment
Chapter 16      233      Particle Experiment
Chapter 17      257      Materials Theory
Chapter 18      279      New People, New Physics
Appendix A     291      Bachelor Degrees in Physics from WRU, CSAS, CIT, CWRU
Appendix B     302      Graduate Degrees in Physics
Appendix C     335      Alphabetical List of Faculty Appearing in Book
Appendix D     337      Programs and Lecture Series
Appendix E     341      L. L. Foldy’s List of CWRU Related Papers in Physical Review
Appendix F     345      Chairs and Endowed Chairs
Appendix G     347     Foldy’s Essay: Origins of Foldy-Wouthuysen Transformation

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