MC 00210 Guide to the Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas Papers, 1921-1989

Organized into five series: Series 1. Personal Papers, Series 2. Published Works, 3. Binder files, 4. Numbered files, and 5. Miscellaneous files.
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The personal papers series of the collection are limited to a small assortment of Dr. Thomas' diplomas and certificates. There also is one folder of Lewis/Thomas genealogy, and one folder of biographical information.
Biographical information, undated (MC 210 Subseries 1.1)
[Box 1] Biographical information
Genealogy, undated (MC 210 Subseries 1.2)
[Box 1] Lewis/Thomas family genealogy
Certificates, Diplomas, Awards, 1920-1982 (MC 210 Subseries 1.3)
[Box 1] University of London, Certificate, 1920
[Box 1] University of London, Certificate, 1921
[Box 1] University of London, Certificate, 1921
[Box 1] University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Bachelor Designate in Arts, 1924
[Box 1] University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Doctor of Philosophy, 1927
[Box 1] University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Master of Arts, 1928
[Box 1] Sigma Xi diploma for Naomi Estelle Frech, 1932
[Box 1] American Physical Society, Fellow, 1934
[Box 1] Phi Beta Kappa, Membership Certificate, 1943
[Flat File 1] National Academy of Sciences Diploma, 1958
[Flat File 1] Davison-Germer Prize, American Physical Society, 1982
These files represent Dr. Thomas' collection of published journal articles, documenting his research and achievements between the years 1929-1982. Dr. Thomas numbered each article and completed a key to this collection that can be found in the first folder of the series.
[Box 2] Published Work, 1925 - 1985
Collection of published articles. Key to the filing system is found in the first folder of this box.
This series represents class notes chiefly taken while a student at Cambridge University in England. There also are lecture notes from his years at Ohio State University and a few course outlines from Columbia University. Dr. Thomas kept these notes in binders that he labeled by subject. The folder titles listed are exactly as appeared on the spine of the binder. If the label was illegible, a photocopy of the label is kept at the beginning of that folder. The folder titles appear in quotation marks in the folder by folder inventory. Dated files are arranged chronologically. Undated files are arranged alphabetically by binder title after the dated files.
[Box 3] "Calculus Pollard Series Complex Variable Littlewood," class notes, Cambridge, 1921 - 1922
[Box 3] "Dynamics-Darwin," class notes, Cambridge, 1921 - 1922
[Box 3] "Geometry-Wood; Differential Geometry-White," class notes, Cambridge, 1921 - 1922
[Box 3] "Gravitation Electrodynamics-Bromwich; Electricity-Cunningham," class notes, Cambridge, 1921 - 1922
[Box 3] "Cases-Statistical Mechanics," notes, Cambridge, 1922 - 1923
[Box 3] "Differential Geometry-Herman," notes, Cambridge, 1922 - 1923
[Box 3] "Hydrodynamics-Taylor; Relativity-Eddington," notes, Cambridge, 1922 - 1923
[Box 3] "Integrals, Elliptic Functions-Pollard; Differential Equations-Bromwich," notes, Cambridge, 1922 - 1923
[Box 3] "Tripos Papers - 1,", 1922 - 1927
[Box 3] "Tripos Papers - 2,", 1929 - 1932
[Box 4] "General Dynamics-Pars," Cambridge, 1923 - 1924
[Box 4] "Electron Theory-Cunningham," class notes, Cambridge, 1923 - 1924
[Box 4] "Dynamical Astronomy-Baker," class notes, Cambridge, 1923 - 1924
includes 1955 letter to Brower of Yale University
[Box 4] "Thermodynamics-Bryan Milne," class notes, Cambridge, 1923 - 1924
[Box 4] "Mathematical Physics-Larmor; Electric Waves-Larmor; Magnetism-Leachwen; Electrodynamic Theory Notes," Cambridge, 1923 - 1924
[Box 4] "Integral Representations-Pollard," class notes, Cambridge, 1925
[Box 4] "Foundations of Mathematics-Ramsay," notes, 1925
1982 correspondence
[Box 4] "Line (?) Quantum Theory-Fowler, class notes, Cambridge, 1925
[Box 4] "Ph.D. Thesis - 'Contributions to the Theory of the Motion of Electrified Particles through Matter and Some Effects of the Motion'"
[Box 4] "Ph.D. Thesis Manuscript - Fellowship Presentation - Kinematics of an Electron with an axis - On the Possibility of Deducing Equations of Motion from Field Theory
Alone : contributions to the theory of motion of electrified particles through matter and some effects
[Box 4] "Report to the Committee of 1851," research report, 1927 - 1929
(handwritten)
[Box 5] "Manuscripts Published,", (1930s?)
[Box 5] "Manuscripts Unpublished,", (1930s?)
[Box 5] "Old Examinations 1940s," 1929-1946 (broken series)
[Box 5] "Quantum Theory 1931," notes
[Box 5] "Consulting for Timken," (Timken Steel and Tube Coy, Inc.), 1932, 1941 - 1942
2 folders
[Box 5] "Ionic Gases,", 1932, undated
undated notes, 1932 correspondence
[Box 5] "Ionic Gases,", undated
notes
[Box 6] "The Quantum Theory of Aperiodic Systems, 1932," OSU, notes
[Box 6] "Stellar Atmospheres 1932," Mendenhall Laboratory notes
[Box 6] "Wave Mechanics," notes and 1932 correspondence
[Box 6] "Theoretical Physics, 1933, 1935," lecture notes OSU
[Box 6] "Notes on Lectures by Godel,", 1934
[Box 6] "Physics 824 1934," lecture notes
[Box 6] "Physics 861 1934, 1938," theoretical physics lecture notes
[Box 6] "Astrophysics & Quantum Theory Physics 817 ", 1935, 1939
lecture notes
[Box 6] "Ionisation 1935," Physics 610, 1936, lecture notes
[Box 6] "Characteristic Functions,", 1936?
notes
[Box 6] 1937 loose correspondence (not found in binders)
[Box 6] "Physics 623 1937," lecture notes
[Box 7] "Introduction to Theoretical Physics 623," class problems
[Box 7] "Physics 623, 624, 625," typed lecture notes
[Box 7] "Sterne's Lecture on General dynamics," 1949-50
[Box 7] "Mertz Thesis," 1961, Columbia University
[Box 7] "Astronomy 431, 432, 433," quizzes and course outline
[Box 7] "Bromwich on Electric Waves,", undated
notes
[Box 7] "Calculus - Grace - Determinants Binomial Theorem,", undated
notes
[Box 7] "Extended Form of Kroneckers Theorem; Manuscript of Paper on Kroneckers and Burgers Theorems; Invariants for One Variable; Relativity"
[Box 7] "General Relativity, etc.,", undated
notes
[Box 7] "Klein-Nishira Formula,", undated
notes (1930s?)
[Box 7] "Linear Equation systems"
[Box 8] "Lecture Notes", undated
[Box 8] "Miscellaneous Work & Notes", undated
[Box 8] "Normal State of Helium,", undated
notes
[Box 8] "Quantum Electrodynamics,", undated
notes
[Box 8] "Relativistic Particle Dynamics - B. Bakamjian," Ph.D.D dissertation, Columbia University)
[Box 8] "Smith Prize Essay,", undated
notes and draft
[Box 8] "Statistical Mechanics,", undated
notes
[Box 8] "Tesaeral Harmonics - Dirac's Equations,", undated
notes
[Box 8] "Translations"
Dr. Thomas kept an extensive filing system for his research notes, problem-solving, and his classes. There is no key to the numbering system. Therefore, the filing system has been retained in its original order. The folder numbers are listed in the inventory, along with a brief description of the contents of each file folder. Dr. Thomas' labels for each folder appear in quotation marks in the inventory. "No label," refers to the fact that the folder was numbered, but not labeled.
[Box 9] no label, nuclear theory, pure dynamical approach, undated (1.1)
[Box 9] loose noted, undated (1.1a)
[Box 9] no label, Anagnostatos, book(?), nuclear models, undated (1.2)
[Box 9] no label, work done at B.R.L., 1943-1944 (1.3)
[Box 9] no label, consulting work, IBM, correspondence, invoices, 1969-1970 (1.4)
[Box 9] 41st Thomas-Hawksley Lecture / by Bowden, 1954 (1.5)
[Box 9] Muskat's Problem, 1948 (1.6)
correspondence and notes
[Box 9] Uniform Field Electrode : correspondence and notes, 1942 (1.7)
[Box 9] Cyclotron correspondence and notes, 1963, 1968, 1974 (1.8)
[Box 9] Mixture of Sucrose and Invert Sugar, undated (1.9)
notes, graphs and report (typescript)
[Box 9] Cycloidal Distribution, undated (1.10)
notes, sketches and graphs
[Box 9] Spin Echoes, undated (1.11)
notes
[Box 9] Fano's Problem, 1947 (1.12)
letter, notes
[Box 9] Tables, undated (1.13)
notes
[Box 9] Paraffins, undated (1.14)
notes, 1940 galley proof for article written with S.E. Whitcomb, correspondence, 1939
[Box 9] Nebular Red Shift, undated (1.15)
notes
[Box 9] The Magnetic Clutch, undated (1.16)
notes, correspondence 1946
[Box 9] Satellite Orbits, undated (1.17)
notes
[Box 9] The Equations of Motion of an Earth Satellite and their Approximate Solution, undated (1.18)
notes
[Box 9] Satellite Orbit, typed article draft and notes, undated (1.19)
[Box 9] Area Target, undated (1.20)
notes
[Box 10] 3 Papers (unpublished) by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, et al on Coverage Problems : notes and typed article draft, undated (1.21)
[Box 10] Attack of Satellite Vehicles, 1954 (1.22)
correspondence, 1954 and notes for presentation found in 1.23.
[Box 10] no label, presentation entitled, the Vulnerability of Satellite Vehicles to Counter Measures, 1954 (1.23)
[Box 10] Symmetrical Optical System, undated (1.24)
notes
[Box 10] Aberrations, undated (1.25)
notes
[Box 10] Lonli's Problems, undated (1.26)
notes
[Box 10] Probability Theory, undated (2.1)
notes and graphs
[Box 10] no label, undated (2.1.1)
notes
[Box 10] Beginning of Kinetics and the Calculus : correspondence, 1935, 1942, and undated (2.2)
notes
[Box 10] Physics 623-Index ABCDE, undated (2.3)
notes (lectures?)
[Box 10] Physics 624-Mathematical Points, undated (2.4)
notes (lectures?)
[Box 10] Physics 623-Particle Dynamics, undated (2.5)
notes, (lectures?)
[Box 10] Physics 623-Rigid Dynamics, undated (2.6)
notes, (lectures?)
[Box 10] Physics 623-Deformable Bodies, undated (2.7)
notes, (lecture?)
[Box 10] Stress of Strain, undated (2.8)
notes, (lecture?)
[Box 10] Foundations of Thermodynamics, undated (2.9)
notes (lecture?)
[Box 10] Physics 625-Hydrodynamics, undated (2.10)
notes, 3 articles by LHT, 1953, 1954
[Box 11] PY 407 examinations, class problems, lecture notes, syllabus, 1969-1970 (3.1-3.9)
[Box 11] PY 411 class problems, 1969-1970 (4.1-4.2)
[Box 12] Special Topics in Theoretical Physics A; LH Thomas PY 694 Autumn, 1968 (5.1)
lecture notes
[Box 12] Special Topics in Theoretical Physics B; LH Thomas PY 694 Autumn, 1968 (5.2)
lecture notes
[Box 12] no label, Physics 241-Group Theory, type problems, undated (5.3)
[Box 12] Special Topics in Theoretical Physics C; LH Thomas PY 694, Spring 1969, undated (5.4)
notes
[Box 12] Special Topics in Theoretical Physics D :, 1942 - 1953, 1980 (5.5)
collection of published articles, 1942-1953; copy of 1980 Physical Review Letters, and Science
[Box 13] no labels, PY 694 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics, undated (5.7-5.9)
notes (1969?)
[Box 13] Campbell's thesis : typed draft, OSU, (Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas advisor), 1938 (6.1)
[Box 13] Eichelberger, 1942 (6.2)
notes and 1942 recommendation letter
[Box 13] Eichelberger Thesis : typed draft, OSU (Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas advisor), notes, 1940 (6.3)
[Box 13] Helium Gas, undated (6.4)
notes
[Box 13] Atomic Fields : correspondence, 1946 - 1947, undated (6.5)
notes
[Box 13] Haytree-Fork Solutions, Etc., undated (6.6)
notes
[Box 13] Statistical Fields of Atoms, undated (6.7)
notes, 1949, 1951 articles by Kwai Umeda
[Box 13] Sheldon, undated (6.8)
notes
[Box 14] Statistical Distribution for Atoms, 1942, 1954, undated (6.9)
1942 issue of Journal of Chemical Physics that includes article by LHT, 1954 correspondence regarding the article, and undated notes
[Box 14] Atomic and Molecular Fields, undated (6.10)
notes, 1944 article by LHT, "Notes on Becker's Theory of Shock Front," 1942 correspondence with Eichelberger.
[Box 14] The Ionised Hydrogen Molecules, etc., undated (6.11)
notes
[Box 14] PY 407 : typed, undated lecture notes (6.12)
[Box 14] Miscellaneous Molecular Theory, undated (6.13)
notes
[Box 14] Three Body Nuclear Body (Parts A-H), undated (6.14)
notes, 1936 published article, "Approximation to Discrete..."
[Box 14] Electronic Structure of Atoms and Molecules, undated (6.15)
notes
[Box 14] Atomic Scattering Factors..., 1956 (6.16)
article abstract (typed)
[Box 14] Kotchoubey, undated (6.17)
notes
[Box 14] Kotchoubey, 1965, 1966 (6.18)
1966 letter to Martin Friedman, 1965 correspondence with Andrew Kotchoubey
[Box 14] no label, D.H. Tycko Ph.D. Thesis: A Numerical Calculation of the Wave Functions and Energies, etc. (3 copies), undated (6.19)
[Box 15] no label, letter to C.C. Biedenharn, 1969, and undated (6.20)
notes
[Box 15] John Teague : recommendations from Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas as advisor, undated (6.21)
[Box 15] Teague, undated (6.22)
notes
[Box 15] no label, Teague thesis draft, (Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas as advisor), undated (6.23)
notes, 1974 correspondence with G. Bessis
undated
[Box 15] Separation of Variables, undated (7.1)
notes
[Box 15] Physics 228 (LATEST REVISION) Numerical Integration of differential Equations, undated (7.2)
notes and problems
[Box 15] Separation of Variables; Linear Ordinary Equations, undated (7.3)
notes, correspondence, 1946, 1956
[Box 15] A Method of Numerical Solution..., undated (7.4)
notes
[Box 15] Spherical Harmonics in N Dimensions, undated (7.5)
notes
[Box 15] Infinite Determinates, undated (7.6)
notes
[Box 15] On Solutions of the Associated Mathieu Equation : correspondence with Robert Newton, 1948 (7.7)
1 letter, undated notes
[Box 15] no label, Linear Ordinary Differential Equations, undated (7.8)
notes, 1981 correspondence
[Box 15] no label, Robert T. Mentz thesis, 1960 (7.9)
[Box 16] no label, PY 694, 1973 (7.10)
student papers, NCSU
[Box 16] Stress Analysis, undated (8.1)
notes
[Box 16] no label, undated (8.2)
notes, 1956 note from R.H. Kent
[Box 16] Two Dimensional Flow, undated (8.3)
notes
[Box 16] Decay of Shock Wave, undated (8.4)
notes, 1951 letter from Harry Polacheck
[Box 16] Shock Waves in Air--Sand Mixtures, undated (8.5)
notes, 1954 correspondence
[Box 16] Explosion Problem, undated (8.6)
notes
[Box 16] no label, undated (8.61)
notes; 1944 article by LHT, "Notes on Becker's Theory of the Shock Front"
[Box 16] Navier-Stokes Equation, undated (8.7)
notes
[Box 16] Integration of the Navier-Stokes Equation, undated (8.8)
notes
[Box 16] Navier-Stokes Equation, undated (8.9)
notes
[Box 16] A.T. Cope, 1952, 1953 (8.10)
2 letters
[Box 16] Photoelasticity, undated (8.11)
notes
[Box 16] Roots of Characteristic Equation of Plate Theory, undated (8.12)
notes
[Box 16] no label, undated (8.13)
notes, 1973 correspondence with Rolf Landauer (IBM)
[Box 16] no label, correspondence with Rolf Landauer (IBM), 1972 - 1973 (8.14)
[Box 16] Heat Equations, undated (9.1)
notes, correspondence with A.T. Cope, 1940
[Box 16] Reduction of Gas, undated (9.2)
notes
[Box 16] Thermodynamic Data, undated (9.3)
notes
[Box 16] Computation of Gas Mixtures, undated (9.4)
notes, 1947 correspondence
[Box 16] Thermodynamic Functions for Gases, undated (9.5)
notes, 1942, 1946 correspondence
[Box 16] no label, undated (9.6)
notes and blueprint
[Box 16] Physics 824-Statistical Mechanics : lecture notes, undated (9.7)
[Box 17] Plasma Theory, undated (9.8)
notes
[Box 17] no label, undated (9.9)
notes
[Box 17] Many body Theory, undated (9.10)
notes
[Box 17] no label, undated (9.11)
notes
[Box 17] Plasma, undated (9.12)
notes
[Box 17] no label, typed lectures, 1969 (9.13)
[Box 17] no label, undated (9.14)
notes
[Box 17] no label, undated (9.15)
notes
[Box 17] no label, undated (9.16)
notes
[Box 17] no label, undated (9.17)
typed notes
[Box 17] no label, undated (10.1)
notes
[Box 17] Invariance of Differential Equations, undated (10.2)
typed notes
[Box 17] Magnetic Fields, undated (10.3)
notes
[Box 17] Relativistic Plasma, undated (10.4)
notes and 1957 correspondence
[Box 17] Runaway Electrons, undated (10.5)
notes
[Box 17] Diffusion and Druyuesteyn's Equation, undated (10.6)
notes, 1941 letter from Willard Bennet
[Box 17] Self-Focusing Streams / by W.H. Bennet, 1954 (10.7)
correspondence
[Box 17] Mobilities, 1940 - 1942, undated (10.8)
1940-42 correspondence, undated notes, draft of article entitled, "Mobilities in Some Free Electron Gases"
[Box 17] Mobilities of Ions, undated (10.9)
notes
[Box 17] Space Change, undated (10.10)
notes
[Box 17] Ordinary Prep?, undated (10.11)
notes
[Box 17] no label, Plasma Physics bibliography (PY 692), undated (10.12)
[Box 18] Subharmonic Resonance, undated (11.1)
notes
[Box 18] Laurent?, undated (11.2)
notes and type problem dated 8/9/55
[Box 18] ? paper by Rolf Landauer, On the Width of Shock Waves in a Non-linear Dielectric., undated (11.3)
[Box 18] Notes on Electromagnetic Shockwaves in a Non-linear Dielectric, undated (11.4)
notes
[Box 18] no label, published article entitled, VHF Pulse Techniques and Logical Circuitry / by D.E. Rosenheim and A.G. Anderson, 1957 (11.5)
[Box 18] Delay-line Calculation, undated (11.6)
notes and 1957 letter
[Box 18] LH Thomas Invention: Electromagnetic Delay Line Docket 4826 : explanation and IBM memo dated 1/31/55, re patent, undated (11.7)
[Box 18] A Problem in Probability Theory :, undated (12.1)
notes and typed problem
[Box 18] Continuous Distributed Action Thermionic Vacuum Tubes / by L.H. Thomas, undated (12.2)
typed problem
[Box 18] no label, undated (12.3)
Invention, 1957
notes, IBM Record of
[Box 18] Negative Resistance, 1957 (12.4)
correspondence and IBM memorandums, typed problems
[Box 18] no label, same problems as in 12.4, undated (12.5)
notes, 1956 memorandum
[Box 18] no label, type problem On the Possibility of Constructing an Serial Resister from Germanium Bars..., undated (12.6)
[Box 18] The '4 or 40' Digit by Digit Machine Arrangement, 1951 (12.7)
memorandum, typed article/problem
[Box 18] no label, 2 typed lectures, Modern Algebra and Computing Circuits : and Relay Switching Circuits, undated (12.8)
[Box 18] A Note on Addition / by L.H. Thomas, 1956 (12.9)
memorandum and typed problem
[Box 18] Atomic Fields, undated (12.10)
typed article entitled Fast Addition by LHT and notes
[Box 18] From Program to Code Larger and Faster Machines : typed lecture, 1955 (12.11)
[Box 18] no label, article entitled, The Structure of a Program and Its coding... / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, undated (12.12)
[Box 18] no label, A Note on the Logical Structure of a machine with Delay Line Storage / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, 1952 (12.13)
[Box 18] no label, undated (12.14)
notes
[Box 18] Quantum Theory of the Electron, Fall 1930 (12.15)
typed article, "Problems that Can Be Attached with Larger and Faster Machines," by LHT
[Box 18] no label, type article Larger and Faster Machines and How they Help Solve Problems : by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, undated (12.16)
[Box 18] Certainly to be...(?), undated (12.17)
notes
[Box 18] Punched Card Methods of Fourier Analysis 1948 correspondence, undated (13.1)
notes, 1948 article by I.J. Schoenberg
[Box 18] Fourier Analysis, 1948, undated (13.2)
1948 correspondence, undated notes
[Box 18] Fourier Transformation, 1946, 1948, undated (13.3)
correspondence, undated notes, computer generated reports
[Box 18] Numerical Representation of Functions, undated (13.4)
notes
[Box 18] Logarithmic Scale Integrations, 1947, 1956, 1951 (13.5)
correspondence
[Box 18] Interpolation using the (?), undated (13.6)
notes
[Box 18] Filon's Quadrature Formula : photocopied article, undated (13.7)
[Box 18] Elliptic Problems in Linear Difference Equations over a Network, undated (13.8)
notes and 1949 article
[Box 18] Numerical Integration of Ordinary Differential Equations at an Interval... typed articles and notes, 1957 (13.9)
[Box 18] Integration of Stiff Equations : article by C.F. Curtiss and J.O. Hirshfelder;, 1949 (13.10)
1949 correspondence from LHT to Paul Herget
[Box 18] no label, undated (13.11)
notes, 1963 memorandum
[Box 18] Melano First Method(?), undated (13.12)
notes
[Box 18] The Integration of Ordinary Differential Systems, undated (13.13)
notes
[Box 18] Runge-Kutta Method, undated (13.14)
notes
[Box 19] The Stability of Differential Equations with Given Initial Values by difference Equations, undated (13.15)
notes, 1950 correspondence
[Box 19] Mikes(?) Method(?) computer generated report, undated (13.16)
[Box 19] Adam's Method-Bali's Calculations, undated (13.17)
notes, punch cards, reports
[Box 19] Adam's Method, undated (13.18)
notes
[Box 19] Numerical Solutions, undated (13.19)
notes, computer report
[Box 19] Adam's Method : article by B. Zondek, 1956 (13.20)
[Box 19] A Comparison of the Runge-Kutta and the Integrated Simpson Methods for Numerical Integration article by R. Moore, 1952 (13.21)
[Box 19] Physics 228-Manuscripts Notes Connected with new Revision, undated (13.22)
notes
[Box 19] Approximate Integration of Parabolic Equations, undated (13.23)
notes
[Box 19] Partial Equation of the First Order, undated (13.24)
notes
[Box 19] no label, 7 published articles by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, 1950s-1960s, undated (13.25)
notes, typed articles
[Box 19] no label, Special Topics in Theoretical Physics--handwritten draft(?), undated (13.26)
notes
[Box 19] no label, Special Topics in Theoretical Physics--typed draft, undated (13.27)
notes
[Box 19] no label, typed notes, undated (13.28)
[Box 19] Numerical Solution of Differential Equations, undated (13.29)
notes
[Box 19] Reproduced Class Notes : Mathematics G6428, Columbia University, undated (13.30)
[Box 20] no label, Physics 228, Numerical Integration of Differential Equations : class outline, undated (13.31)
[Box 20] no label, typed problems, 1970 (13.32)
1970 correspondence
[Box 20] Physics 228 (LATEST REVISION) Numerical Integration of Differential Equations L.H. Thomas typed draft, undated (13.33)
[Box 20] Old Manuscript Physics 228, Math G6428, examination, undated (13.34)
notes
[Box 20] no label, Physics 228, class notes, examinations, lectures, undated (13.35)
[Box 20] Computing Reprint, etc. : typed problems, undated (13.36)
[Box 20] no label, typed problems, undated (13.37)
[Box 20] New Manuscript typed problems, undated (13.38)
[Box 20] no label, typed problems, undated (13.39)
[Box 20] no label, typed problems, undated (13.40)
[Box 20] Physics 228-Manuscript Notes Connected with New Revision, undated (13.41)
notes
[Box 20] Introduction (?), undated (13.42)
notes
[Box 20] Introduction (?), undated (13.43)
notes
[Box 20] Introduction, undated (13.44)
notes and typed problems
[Box 20] Introduction typed draft, undated (13.45)
[Box 21] no label, typed drafts, Physics 228 outline, undated (13.46)
[Box 21] no label, typed drafts, notes(?), undated (13.47)
[Box 21] no label, typed manuscript, notes(?), undated (13.48)
[Box 21] General Dynamics : Physics 860 Theoretical Physics, winter 1934 (14.)
class outline and notes
[Box 21] Segal's Theory typed drafts of article by I.E. Segal, undated ((no #))
[Box 21] Relativity and Field Theory, undated (15.1)
notes
[Box 21] Elliptic Problems in Linear difference Equations over a Network, undated (15.2)
notes
[Box 21] no label, Notes on Professor Herbert Dingle's letter to Science, 1958 (15.3)
typed notes, problems
[Box 22] no label, photocopies of various articles, undated (15.4)
[Box 22] Yukawa's Theory, undated (15.5)
notes
[Box 22] Light Cone-Lande, undated (15.6)
notes
[Box 22] Lande's work, undated (15.7)
notes
[Box 22] Integral Equation-Lande, undated (15.8)
notes and typed report(?) by Alfred Lande
[Box 22] Physics 240, undated (15.9)
notes and problems
[Box 22] Relativity Theory - Old Notes : (Physics 280), undated (15.10)
[Box 22] Relativity Theory - New Notes, 1 & 2, 1956 (15.11)
[Box 22] no label, typed problems and, undated (15.12)
notes
[Box 22] no label, typed problems and, undated (15.13)
notes
[Box 22] ? value problems, undated (15.14)
notes
[Box 23] no label, relativity notes and typed problems, undated (15.15)
[Box 23] Field Theory, 1953, 1959, undated (15.16)
1959 letter to Dr. S. A. Goudsmit, notes and 1953 essay, (Columbia University)
[Box 23] Grout(?) Theory and Quotation Mechanics - Current Work, undated (15.17)
notes and 1958 memorandum to staff
[Box 23] no label, undated (15.18)
notes
[Box 23] no label, undated (15.19)
notes
[Box 23] Scattering of (?) Electrons, undated (15.20)
notes and 1970 article written with James L. Cox, NCSU
[Box 23] Scattering of Relativistic Electrons, undated (15.21)
notes and photocopies of various articles (1970s)
[Box 23] PY 407 Class Notes, etc., undated (15.22)
notes
[Box 23] Class Notes : article by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, (OSU), 1942 (15.23)
[Box 23] no label, undated (15.24)
notes
[Box 23] One Dimensional theory, undated (15.25)
notes and typed problems
[Box 23] July 67, undated (15.26)
notes
[Box 23] Discrete Groups - Lectures on. --Manuscript and Reproduced copy, undated (16.1)
notes
[Box 23] no label, Physics 241, undated (16.2)
notes on Group Theory
[Box 24] no label, photocopied, undated (16.3)
notes
[Box 24] Physics 241-Group Theory and its Affiliation to Group (?), undated (16.4)
notes, examination
[Box 24] Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics : Physics 861 lecture notes, 1946 (16.5)
[Box 24] Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics. New : Physics 241, typed text, undated (16.6)
notes
[Box 24] no label, Physics 241, typed text, marked-up copy, undated (16.7)
[Box 24] Group Theory and Its Application to Quantum Mechanics : typed text, Physics 241, undated (16.8)
[Box 24] Physics 241 - Group Theory and Its Applications to Quantum Mechanics - Latest Revision, Unfinished : typed problems and, undated (16.8)
notes
[Box 24] Group Theory and Its Effects on Quantum Mechanics : typed text, undated (16.8)
[Box 24] Group Theory : typed text copy, undated (16.8)
[Box 24] no label, class problems and notes (Columbia University), 1966 (16.9)
[Box 24] Relativistic Quantum Theory, undated (16.10)
notes
[Box 24] no label, undated (16.11)
notes, the rotation group
[Box 24] Group theory, relativity, Quantum Mechanics, undated (16.12)
notes
[Box 24] no label, undated (16.13)
notes
[Box 24] no label, undated (16.14)
notes
[Box 25] Group of DeSitter Space, undated (16.15)
notes
[Box 25] no label, undated (16.15)
notes, typed problems
[Box 25] no label, undated (16.16)
notes
[Box 25] no label, undated (17.1)
notes on Beams and Statistical States
[Box 25] no label, notes on Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics, Columbia, 1967 - 1968 (17.2)
[Box 25] no label, undated (17.3)
notes
[Box 25] Magnetically Self-Focusing Schemes-Willard Bennet : notes on Quantum Theory of the electron, Fall Quarter, 1930 (17.4)
[Box 25] Quantum Theory : lecture notes Physics 625, undated (17.5)
[Box 25] Contact Transformation in Molecular theory, undated (17.6)
notes, 1942 correspondence
[Box 25] Polyatomic Molecules, undated (17.7)
notes
[Box 25] Assumptions for Molecular Theory, undated (17.8)
notes
[Box 25] Physics R250 - Atomic and Molecular Structure Class Notes, undated (17.9)
notes and 1948 article by LHT and R.R. Newton
[Box 25] no label, undated (17.10)
notes
[Box 25] no label, 3 letters, 1942, 1972, undated (17.11)
notes
[Box 25] Relativity Electrons, undated (17.12)
[Box 25] Old Lectures on Quantum Electrodynamics, undated (17.13)
notes, 1942 article by LHT
[Box 25] Relativistic Quantum Theory I, undated (17.14)
notes
[Box 26] Quantum Electrodynamics, undated (17.15)
[Box 26] no label, undated (17.16)
notes
[Box 26] no label, undated (17.17)
notes and typed problems
[Box 26] no label, undated (17.18)
notes - Exploring the Obvious in Physics
[Box 26] no label, undated (17.20)
notes, 1945 article by LHT, "Relativistic Invariance"
[Box 26] no label, Theoretical Hydrodynamics, class lecture notes, NCSU, 1972? (18.1)
[Box 26] no label, Theoretical Hydrodynamics, typed notes from L.M. Milne-Thompson book(?), undated (18.2)
[Box 26] no label, typed, undated (18.3)
notes (copies of 18.2?)
[Box 27] no label, typed lecture notes, PY 694, Special Topics in Theoretical Physics, undated (18.4)
[Box 27] no label, Physics 694, 1928 , 1973 (18.5)
typed lecture notes (photocopies) 1973 Autumn, published article by LHT 1928
[Box 27] no label, typed, undated (18.6)
notes
[Box 27] Physics 694 Magnetohydrodynamics(?), 1956 (18.7)
notes
[Box 27] Davis, etc, Publications NCSU, 1977 (21.1-21.6)
[Box 28] Special Topics in Theoretical Physics, typed notes, undated (21.7-21.11)
See also: 5.10?
[Box 28] no label, typed, undated (21.12)
notes
[Box 28] no label, typed, undated (21.12a)
notes
[Box 28] no label, typed, undated (21.13)
notes
[Box 28] Physics R 246, Relativity Theory(?), undated (21.14)
notes
[Box 28] no label, photocopies of article (in German), 1925 (21.15)
[Box 28] loose notes, undated (21.16)
[Box 28] no label, article by J. Jeenel, On the Organization and Representation of Programs, 1955 (22.1)
typed draft
[Box 28] Clymer, 1945 -1 946 (22.2)
correspondence1945-4 6, A.B. Clymer master's thesis, drafts, notes, etc.
[Box 28] Kraichnan-General Relativity : 1954 thesis, A Representation of Generally Covariant Field Theories : draft copy, 1954 (22.3)
[Box 28] Parity, etc. : article drafts by T. Lee and C. Yang, 1957, undated (22.4)
notes
[Box 29] Multiple Scattering-Grosjean : Columbia PhD dissertation draft, undated (22.5)
[Box 29] no label, project report by Magnus R. Hesteries and Eduard Stiefel, 1952 (22.6)
[Box 29] no label, A Unified Approach to the Monte Carlo Method : paper by J.H. Curtiss, 1952 (22.7)
[Box 29] Radiation Transmission, undated (23.1)
notes
[Box 29] Modern Algebra and Computing Circuits : paper by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, lecture notes, 1950 (23.2)
[Box 29] A Simple Programming Language : 1955 typed lecture and revision notes; IBM monthly progress report, Watson Labs, 1963, 1955, 1963 (23.3)
[Box 29] Model Experiments of Delay Line Storage-LH Thomas, undated (23.4)
notes and computer reports
[Box 29] Relay Switching Circuits : lecture by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, undated (23.5)
[Box 29] Structure of A Program and Its coding for an Ideal Random Access Machine and for An Ideal Serial Machine : paper / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, undated (23.6)
[Box 29] Numerical Solution of the Navier-Stokes Equation for Incompressible Flow in Two Dimensions Between Parallel Plates : typed problems, undated (23.7)
[Box 29] Sub-Harmonic Resonance - Simple Theory : paper by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, undated (23.8)
[Box 29] Generalised Relativity, undated (23.9)
notes and problems
[Box 29] Odd Notes, undated (23.10)
[Box 29] no label, The Strength of a Welded Lap-Joint between Plates : paper by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, typed draft and notes, 1960 (23.11)
[Box 29] Cyclotron : typed draft, no author or date, undated (23.12)
[Box 29] empty, undated (23.13)
[Box 29] An Extrapolation Formula for Stepping the Calculation of the Orbit of an Artificial Satellite, etc., by Mace and Thomas, 1957 (23.14)
correspondence
[Box 29] no label, R.T. Mertz dissertation?, 1960 (23.15)
[Box 30] no label, Cyclotron drawing invented by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, 1967 (23.16)
[Box 30] no label, Magnetic Fields with Perfectly conducting Boundaries : paper by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, undated (23.17)
[Box 30] no label, Round Off Errors and Machine Computing : IBM research notice, undated (23.18)
[Box 30] no label, Design for a Traveling Wave Deflection Tube / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, paper, 1957 (23.19)
[Box 30] Delay-Line Machines, 1952 - 1954 (23.20)
1952 paper by LHT; 1955 paper by J. Jeenel; 1953 paper by LHT; 1954 memorandum (IBM)
[Box 30] Solutions of Problems in Mathematical Physics by Separation of Variables : typed problems, undated (23.21)
[Box 30] Thomas Mat'l : drafts of papers, 1949, 1952 - 1953 (23.22)
[Box 30] The Traveling Wave Beam Deflection Relay / by L.H. Thomas, 1957 (23.23)
typed article drafts
[Box 30] The Numerical Representation of Functions by L.H. Thomas, 1957 (23.24)
abstract
[Box 30] Report on Experiments with Models of a Series Delay Line Storage : typed report, undated (23.25)
[Box 30] no label, Negative Resistance Diodes and Negative Resistance Computing Circuits, 1958 (23.26)
1958 correspondence, 2 typed drafts entitled, "On the Possibility of Computing with Negative Resistance Diodes and Negative Resistance Computing Circuits
[Box 30] Scientific Problems that will Require Faster machines / by LH Thomas, undated (23.27)
typed draft
[Box 30] Numerical solution of the Equation for the Velocity Distribution of Runaway Electrons in Plasma / by LH Thomas, undated (23.28)
notes
[Box 30] no label, electromagnetic theory notes, undated) (23.29)
[Box 30] The Stability of Homogeneous Plasma Carrying Current in a Self-Consistent Magnetic Field / by LH Thomas, undated (23.30)
typed article draft
[Box 30] Modern Algebra & Computing Circuits : paper / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, 1950 (23.31)
[Box 30] The Interaction of Plasma Particles with Relativistic Velocities / by LH Thomas, 1957 (23.32)
typed draft of paper
[Box 30] Radio Doppler Problem, 1947 - 1948 (23.33)
1948 correspondence, 1947 notes
[Box 30] The Stability of Solution of Differential Equations with given Initial Values by Difference Equations : typed paper draft, 1957 (23.34)
abstract
[Box 30] The Equations of Motion of an Earth Satellite and their Approximate Solution : typed draft, undated (23.35)
[Box 30] no label, Numerical solution of Partial Differential System : typed article draft, 1950 (23.36)
[Box 30] The Integration of Ordinary Differential Systems : typed article draft, 1950 (23.37)
[Box 30] A Note on the Logical Structure of a Machine with Delay Line Storage : typed article draft, 1952 (23.38)
[Box 30] Spinning Shell, undated (23.39)
notes, typed article draft entitled, "The Theory of the Spinning Shell"
[Box 30] Numerical Solution of the Navier-Stokes Equations : typed article draft, undated (23.40)
[Box 30] Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Spectra, undated (23.41)
notes
[Box 30] Physics 240 - Revised edition, (incomplete); Special and General Theories of Relativity : Fall Term, 1956 (23.42)
typed notes
[Box 30] Aberrations, undated (23.43)
notes
Miscellaneous files include loose papers that Dr. Thomas did not keep within the numbered filing scheme. Generally the files relate to the 1980s, after he retired from NCSU. See the container listing for further description.
General (MC 210 Subseries 5.1)
[Box 31] "The Vint Book," typed draft, undated
[Box 31] Interaction of Plasma Particles with Relativistic velocities : paper / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, 1957
[Box 31] PY 694, 1968-69
5 folders (NCSU)
[Box 31] Symposiums, 1980-85
3 folders
[Box 31] Willard H. Bennet biography, undated
notes
[Box 31] Biedenharn correspondence, 1976
[Box 31] Dahl correspondence, 1977
[Box 31] Lieb correspondence, 1981
[Box 31] Grosch correspondence, 1982
[Box 31] Bessis correspondence, 1983
Reference (MC 210 Subseries 5.2)
[Box 32] Abstract vectors, undated
[Box 32] Brillouin biography / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, undated
[Box 32] De Sitter space, undated
[Box 32] Integral variance, undated
[Box 32] Oak Ridge National Laboratory Report, undated
[Box 32] Riemannian geometry, undated
[Box 32] Articles by Segal and Irving, 1976 - 1989
[Box 32] Miscellaneous Articles, undated
[Box 32] Miscellaneous Notes, 1978

Creator

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth

Quantity

13.4 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

The Papers of Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas were a gift of Mrs. L. H. Thomas on 15 February 1994.

Processing

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Scope and Content Note

The Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas Papers include research and lecture notes, class notes, personal papers, research papers (published and unpublished), some correspondence, documentation of consulting work, drafts of supervised student theses and dissertations, course outlines, examinations, memoranda, laboratory notes, symposiums, and miscellaneous papers. The bulk of this collection documents Thomas' academic teaching career, consisting of holograph and typed notes, most undated, on research for Thomas' physics lectures at Columbia University, Ohio State University, and North Carolina State University; also his student notes (2 boxes), taken at Cambridge University (England) physics lectures, 1921-1925, given by Bromwich, Eddington, Fowler, Littlewood, Pollard, and Ramsay, among others; published work (research published in journals), 1929-1982 (1 box); consulting for IBM and Timken Steel and Tube Company; symposiums, 1980-1985 (3 folders); personal papers (1 folder): professional diplomas and certificates as well as Lewis/Thomas family genealogy; and biographical information (1 folder). Topics: atomic physics, computer capacity, difference equations, electrodynamics, electron scattering, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, Fourier analysis, general dynamics, group theory, hydrodynamics, mathematics, physics, plasma (physics) quantum electrodynamics, quantum theory, quantum mechanics, relativity field theory, statistical mechanics, theoretical phy sics, among others. Correspondents: G. Bessis, Biedenharn, Dahl, Eichelberger, Grosch, Andrew Kollchoubey, Rolf Landauer, Lief, Robert Newton, among others.

Biog/Hist Note

Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas (1903-1992). Physicist (atomic physics, nuclear, atomic and molecular structure, astrophysics). On the physics faculty at Ohio State University (1929-1943, 1945-1946); physicist and ballistician, Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (1943-1945); on the physics faculty at Columbia University from 1950, member of senior staff of Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory established by IBM at Columbia; professor at North Carolina State University from 1968. Thomas is best remembered for his work on atomic physics, particularly the development of the statistical model of the atom; concurrently developed by Enrico Fermi the model is known as the Thomas-Fermi model.

Chronological List

1903 Born, Oct. 31, London, England
1924 Awarded B.A. degree, Cambridge University
1927 Awarded Ph.D. degree, Cambridge University
1928 Awarded M.A. degree, Cambridge University
1929-1946 Professor of Physics, Ohio State University
1933 Married Naomi Estelle Frech
1943-1945 Physicist and Ballistician, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
1946-1968 Consultant, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
1946-1963 Member of the Senior Staff, Watson Scientific Laboratory, Columbia University
1950-1968 Professor of Physics (Honorary), Columbia University
1958 Elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences
1963-1968 Fellow of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
1968-1976 Visiting University Professor, North Carolina State University
1992 Died April 20, Raleigh, North Carolina

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