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Title
Pres. Joseph B. Platt - An informal session, singing songs of the development of atomic physics
Creator
Silver, Dick
Styerwalt, Bob
Date Created and/or Issued
1960-04-23
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
California Revealed from Claremont Colleges Library
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Description
Part 1: This recording discusses the development of atomic physics. It mentions the theory of relativity, magnetic moments, and spins. There is also a song about the Fitzgerald Contraction, radiation, early days of the cyclotron and the deuteron, and nuclear magnetic moments. Part 2: There is a discussion of how the knowledge of nuclear and atomic physics can be used after the war. The use of electro-nuclear machines greatly increased the output of energy from anything prior to the war. There is a song about the meeting of the American Physical Society in Washington D.C. in the immediate post-war period. The song centers on the changes that will be occurring in physics academia, with a large shift in focus to the creation of expensive and time-consuming electro-nuclear machines. The song calls for an end to military and government influence in scientific exploration. The next song takes place ten years later, when demand for physicists to create even larger and more efficient machines becomes extremely prevalent. The song mocks the arms war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and how it caused the U.S. physicists to ignore its morals to create larger and more expensive machines. The recording concludes with a song about the ancient Middle East. Audio notes: Part 1 there is no sound until 00:10. Audio for part 1 ends at 15:30. Part 2 there is no sound until 00:13.
Notes on box: President Joseph B. Platt of Harvey Mudd College. An informal session, singing songs of the development of atomic physics. 2 track monaural, 7 1/2 ips, recorded April 23, 1960 at the home of Dr. Platt, by Dick Silver and Bob Styerwalt. Recorded on Ampex 601, RCA ribbon microphone. Transcribed on Ampex A124 & Wollensak using special amplifiers.
Type
sound
Format
2 track monaural
1/4 inch audio tape
Extent
1 Tape of 1
Identifier
ccc_00003
Language
English
Subject
Physics
Harvey Mudd College
Nuclear weapons
Provenance
Claremont Colleges Library
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