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American Association of Physics Teachers project : oral history, 1963.

Project: American Association of Physics Teachers project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts 193 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

Founding members discuss the formation of the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1930 and describe its relations with the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics. Efforts to improve teaching methods and to achieve a balance between teaching and research; anecdotes and appraisals of leading American physicists, including Karl Compton, Arthur Compton, and F.K. Richtmyer. Participants and pagination: Homer L. Dodge, 47; Paul Klopsteg, 42; Frederic Palmer, 36; M.N. States, 31; D.L. Webster, 37.


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