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Oral history interview with Paul E. Klopsteg, 1963 January 27.

Author: Paul E Klopsteg
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Educational background, University of Minnesota electrical engineering; Ph. D. in physics, 1916; devoted to the teaching of physics; member of the American Physical Society (APS) Committee on Education, 1919-1921; chronograph; war-related work; joins industry: Leeds & Northrup, 1920-1921, and later Central Scientific Co.; travels, scientific meetings; meetings with physicists on the teaching of physics; formation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Transcripts
Named Person: Arthur Holly Compton; Paul E Klopsteg; F K Richtmyer; Arthur Holly Compton; Paul E Klopsteg; F K Richtmyer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Klopsteg
OCLC Number: 960171237
Notes: Interviewed conducted by Donald Shaughnessy, 27 January 1963.
Interview conducted by the Columbia University Oral History Research Office as part of a series of interviews conducted with founding members of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Description: Transcript: 42 pages

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Educational background, University of Minnesota electrical engineering; Ph. D. in physics, 1916; devoted to the teaching of physics; member of the American Physical Society (APS) Committee on Education, 1919-1921; chronograph; war-related work; joins industry: Leeds & Northrup, 1920-1921, and later Central Scientific Co.; travels, scientific meetings; meetings with physicists on the teaching of physics; formation of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), Arthur Compton's and Floyd Richtmyer's roles; AAPT's role in formation of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in 1931; the American Physics Teacher created in 1933; the Oersted Medal, an award for notable teaching; AAPT and APS relations.

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