Norman Baker Student Papers,[ca. 1952-1959]

Collection Number: 14-22-3936

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Norman Baker student papers, [ca. 1952-1959]
Collection Number:
14-22-3936
Creator:
Norman Hodgson Baker 1931-
Quantity:
3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, course work, printed material, research material
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Notebooks from his graduate student courses at Cornell, with a few from the University of Minnesota.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Norman Hodgson Baker, Jr. (1931-2005) was one of the founders of the modern stellar pulsation theory, president of the Variable Star Commission 27 of the International Astronomical Union (1982-1985) and editor of Astronomical Journal. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1952 and his Ph.D. in 1959 from Cornell, where he worked with Philip Morrison on radiation from particle interactions. After graduating from Cornell, he worked for two years at the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und Astrophysik. He worked at Convair Science Research Laboratory in San Diego, and then at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the Astronomy Dept. at Yale, and the Physics Dept. at NYU. In 1965, he joined the faculty at Columbia, and retired in 2002. He died in 2005.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Notebooks from graduate student courses, covering topics on chemistry, zoology, physics, mathematics, languages, from Cornell University and the University of Minnesota. Also includes miscellaneous coursework.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Baker, Norman Hodgson,1931-
Cornell University.Dept. of Physics.
University of Minnesota.Dept. of Physics.

Subjects:
Physics--Study and teaching.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Norman Baker student papers, #14-22-3936. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
University of Minnesota, Theoretical Physics
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 2
University of Minnesota, Physics
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 3
University of Minnesota, Mathematics and Physics
1948-1952
Physics 144, 146 and Math 107, 62
Box 1 Folder 4
University of Minnesota, x-ray spectra
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 5
University of Minnesota, physics coursework
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 6
University of Minnesota, physics lab manual
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 7
University of Minnesota, Mathematics 119-120
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 8
University of Minnesota, Mathematics 144, 145, 146
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 9
University of Minnesota, physics
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 10
University of Minnesota, Zoology
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 11
University of Minnesota, Chemistry classes
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 12
University of Minnesota, German, Misc. courses
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 13
University of Minnesota, Mathematics
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 14
University of Minnesota, Periodic Table of the Elements
1948-1952
Box 1 Folder 15
M. 371 Shapiro?
1955, Spring
Box 1 Folder 16-17
M. 505 Foundations of Analysis
1959
Box 1 Folder 18
M. 506
Spring
Box 1 Folder 19
M. 721
1955 Spring
Box 1 Folder 20
N. Baker notebook containing German, Physics
Undated
Box 1 Folder 21
N. Baker German course work
Undated
Box 1 Folder 22
N. Baker Russian course work
Undated
Box 1 Folder 23
N. Baker Russian course work in Math binder
June-July
Box 1 Folder 24
Russian and other coursework in Math notebook
Undated
Box 2 Folder 1-5
Unknown Coursework
Undated
Box 2 Folder 6-8
Unknown Physics Books
Undated
Box 2 Folder 9
Non-Turbulent Incompressible Flow in Channels with Breathing Walls
Post 1956
Box 2 Folder 10
"Strange Particles" Lectures at Cornell University
1957 Spring
Box 2 Folder 11
Maryland Academy of Sciences: Graphic Time Table of the Heavens
1958
Box 2 Folder 12
Thesis requirements
1958
Box 2 Folder 13-14
Annotated Drafts of Thesis, "Radiation from Particle Interaction which Create Current"
1959 February
Box 2 Folder 15
N. Baker, R. Kippenhahn, Draft of "The Pulsations of Models of Delta Cephei Stars II"
Undated
Box 2 Folder 16
N. Baker, Works Submitted to NASA
Undated
Box 2 Folder 17
"Advanced Class Physics" possible student coursework
February 9, 1961
Box 2 Folder 18
N. Baker, The Convection Zone
1962-1963
Box 2 Folder 19
N. Baker, WKZ in age-zero main sequence stars
July 12, 1962
Box 2 Folder 20
Notes and copy of "The Depth of the Outer Convection Zone in Main Sequence Stars"
1959-1963
Box 2 Folder 21
"The Depth of the Outer Convection Zone in Main Sequence Stars"
1963
Box 2 Folder 22
Original of "The Depth of the Outer Convection Zone in Main Sequence Stars"
1963
Box 2 Folder 32
N. Baker, Equil. Model Integrations
Undated
Box 2 Folder 24
Student course work for Astronomy 126b
May 1964
Box 2 Folder 25
Student course work from Stellar Atmospheres
January 1965
Box 2 Folder 26
Drafts and correspondence to The Astrophysical Journal concerning "The Pulsations of Models of Delta Cephei Stars II" N. Baker
April 16 1965
Box 3 Folder 1
P. 117 Electricity and Magnetism, Tomboulian or Newhall
Fall
Box 3 Folder 2
P. 209 (no course listed); Parrott
1954-1956
Box 3 Folder 3
P. 254 Electronic Properties of Solids and Liquids; Sack
1954 Spring
Box 3 Folder 4-6
P. 380
1953
Box 3 Folder 7
P. 476 I Electrodynamics; Morrison
1953 Spring
Box 3 Folder 8
P. 476 II Electrodynamics; Morrison
1953 Spring
Box 3 Folder 9-10
P. 477 Statistical Mechanics and Kinetic Theory; Morrison
1954 Fall
Box 3 Folder 11
P. 485 Introductory Quantum Mechanics; Bethe and P. 486 Applications of Quantum Mechanics;Bethe
1953 Fall and Spring
Box 3 Folder 12
P. 491 Advanced Quantum Mechanics, Salpeter
Fall
Box 3 Folder 13
P. 776 Nuclear and Particle Physics; Corson
Box 3 Folder 14
P. 775 Introductory Nuclear Physics; Corson
1954-1955 Fall
Box 3 Folder 15
P. 786 Theory of High Energy Phenomena; (not listed)
1955 Spring
Box 3 Folder 16
P. 676
1956 Spring
Box 3 Folder 17
Quantum Mechanics; Morrison
Undated
Box 3 Folder 18
Sommerfeld?
September 28
Box 3 Folder 19
N. Baker, Unknown coursework
November 14 1952
Box 3 Folder 20
Unknown coursework
1956 Spring
Box 3 Folder 21
Unknown coursework
Oct 17, 1956
Box 3 Folder 22
N. Baker, unknown coursework
Fall
Box 3 Folder 23
Unknown coursework
Undated
Box 3 Folder 24
P. 475 Classical Mechanics, P. Morrison
Undated