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- Creator
- Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth
- Size
- 13.4 linear feet
- Call number
- MC 00210

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Hilleth Thomas Papers include research and lecture notes, class notes, personal papers, research papers (published and unpublished), some correspondence, documentation of consulting work, drafts of supervised student theses and dissertations, course outlines, examinations, memoranda,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.

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.

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

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.

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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Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas Papers, MC 210, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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

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Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble

The collection is organized into five principal series:

Personal Papers 1920-1982 (MC 210 Series 1)

Size: 0.5 linear feet

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.

1 box

Biographical information undated (MC 210 Subseries 1.1)

Biographical information

Half box 1

Genealogy undated (MC 210 Subseries 1.2)

Lewis/Thomas family genealogy

Half box 1

Certificates, Diplomas, Awards 1920-1982 (MC 210 Subseries 1.3)

University of London, Certificate 1920

Half box 1

University of London, Certificate 1921

Half box 1

University of London, Certificate 1921

Half box 1

University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Bachelor Designate in Arts 1924

Half box 1

University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Doctor of Philosophy 1927

Half box 1

University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Master of Arts 1928

Half box 1

Sigma Xi diploma for Naomi Estelle Frech 1932

Half box 1

American Physical Society, Fellow 1934

Half box 1

Phi Beta Kappa, Membership Certificate 1943

Half box 1

National Academy of Sciences Diploma 1958

Flat folder 1

Davison-Germer Prize, American Physical Society 1982

Flat folder 1

Published Work 1925-1985 (MC 210 Series 2)

Size: 0.5 linear feet

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.

1 box

Published Work 1925-1985

Collection of published articles. Key to the filing system is found in the first folder of this box.

Box 2

Binder Files 1921-1961, undated (MC 210 Series 3)

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.

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"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 3

"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 4

"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 5

"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 6

"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 7

"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"

Box 8

Numbered Files 1935-1974, undated (MC 210 Series 4)

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.

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no label, nuclear theory, pure dynamical approach undated (1.1)

Legal box 9

loose noted undated (1.1a)

Legal box 9

no label, Anagnostatos, book(?), nuclear models undated (1.2)

Legal box 9

no label, work done at B.R.L. 1943-1944 (1.3)

Legal box 9

no label, consulting work, IBM, correspondence, invoices 1969-1970 (1.4)

Legal box 9

41st Thomas-Hawksley Lecture / by Bowden 1954 (1.5)

Legal box 9

Muskat's Problem 1948 (1.6)

correspondence and notes

Legal box 9

Uniform Field Electrode : correspondence and notes 1942 (1.7)

Legal box 9

Cyclotron correspondence and notes 1963, 1968, 1974 (1.8)

Legal box 9

Mixture of Sucrose and Invert Sugar undated (1.9)

notes, graphs and report (typescript)

Legal box 9

Cycloidal Distribution undated (1.10)

notes, sketches and graphs

Legal box 9

Spin Echoes undated (1.11)

notes

Legal box 9

Fano's Problem 1947 (1.12)

letter, notes

Legal box 9

Tables undated (1.13)

notes

Legal box 9

Paraffins undated (1.14)

notes, 1940 galley proof for article written with S.E. Whitcomb, correspondence, 1939

Legal box 9

Nebular Red Shift undated (1.15)

notes

Legal box 9

The Magnetic Clutch undated (1.16)

notes, correspondence 1946

Legal box 9

Satellite Orbits undated (1.17)

notes

Legal box 9

The Equations of Motion of an Earth Satellite and their Approximate Solution undated (1.18)

notes

Legal box 9

Satellite Orbit, typed article draft and notes undated (1.19)

Legal box 9

Area Target undated (1.20)

notes

Legal box 9

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 10

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 11

Special Topics in Theoretical Physics A; LH Thomas PY 694 Autumn 1968 (5.1)

lecture notes

Half box 12

Special Topics in Theoretical Physics B; LH Thomas PY 694 Autumn 1968 (5.2)

lecture notes

Half box 12

no label, Physics 241-Group Theory, type problems undated (5.3)

Half box 12

Special Topics in Theoretical Physics C; LH Thomas PY 694 Spring 1969, undated (5.4)

notes

Half 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

Half box 12

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 13

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 14

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)

undated

notes, 1974 correspondence with G. Bessis

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 15

no label, PY 694 1973 (7.10)

student papers, NC State University

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 16

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 17

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)

notes, IBM Record of

Invention, 1957

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 18

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)

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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 19

no label, Physics 228, Numerical Integration of Differential Equations : class outline undated (13.31)

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no label, typed problems 1970 (13.32)

1970 correspondence

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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 20

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

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no label, Notes on Professor Herbert Dingle's letter to Science 1958 (15.3)

typed notes, problems

Box 21

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)

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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 22

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, NC State University

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 23

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 24

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 25

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 26

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 27

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 28

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 29

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

Box 30

Miscellaneous Files 1957-1985, undated (MC 210 Series 5)

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 NC State University. See the container listing for further description.

no content

General (MC 210 Subseries 5.1)

"The Vint Book," typed draft undated

Legal box 31

Interaction of Plasma Particles with Relativistic velocities : paper / by Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas 1957

Legal box 31

PY 694 1968-69

5 folders (NC State University)

Legal box 31

Symposiums 1980-85

3 folders

Legal box 31

Willard H. Bennet biography undated

notes

Legal box 31

Biedenharn correspondence 1976

Legal box 31

Dahl correspondence 1977

Legal box 31

Lieb correspondence 1981

Legal box 31

Grosch correspondence 1982

Legal box 31

Bessis correspondence 1983

Legal box 31

Reference (MC 210 Subseries 5.2)

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

Box 32

Subjects

- Physics -- Study and teaching -- United States
- College teachers -- United States
- Awards
- Plasma (Ionized gases)
- Letters (correspondence)
- Quantum theory
- Quantum electrodynamics
- Group theory
- Fourier analysis
- Mathematics
- Hydrodynamics
- Dynamics
- Difference equations
- Electrons -- Scattering
- Electrodynamics
- Statistical mechanics
- Unified field theories
- Diplomas
- Computer capacity
- Certificates
- Relativity (Physics)

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