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Page 2Letter from Linus Pauling to Irvin Stewart. April 5, 1939.
Pauling writes to submit his request for a grant from the Committee on Scientific
Aids to Learning for the construction of a Fourier calculator. He explains that current
methods for calculating Fourier series are both tedious and slow, and that a calculator
would allow for research to continue at a rapid place. The Caltech laboratories would
use the device, designed by a professional instrument maker, in connection with the
determination of crystal structures via x-ray methods. Transcript.
Date: April 5, 1939
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