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

Collection Number: 14-22-3936

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
March 2012
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, March 2012
Date modified:
Jude Corina, July 2012

© 2012 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

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