Letter 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.
Creator: Linus Pauling
Recipient: Irvin Stewart
Associated: Robert Corey, Henri A. Levy, Linus Pauling, J. Holmes Sturdivant, Edward W. Hughes,
Lindsay Helmholz, Sidney Weinbaum, Philip A. Shaffer, Jr., Thornton C. Fry, C. A.
Beevers, Michael Karelitz, California Institute of Technology, Committee on Scientific
Aids to Learning
Date: April 5, 1939
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