University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the C. Truesdell Papers, 1939-1989



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Truesdell, C. (Clifford), 1919-
Title: C. Truesdell Papers
Dates: 1921-1989
Abstract: Papers document research of Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III in rational mechanics and its history, and his role in the development of the field since the late 1940s. Included are correspondence, lecture and course notes, lists of publications and lectures, drafts, galleys and page proofs of publications, grant proposals, reports, reprints, and photographs.
Accession No.: 86-31; 89-4
Extent: 18 ft.; manuscript, typescript, printed, photographic
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III (1919-2000) was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 18, 1919. He was educated at the California Institute of Technology (B.S., mathematics and physics, l941; M.S., mathematics, 1942), Brown University (Certificate in Mechanics, 1942), and Princeton University (Ph.D., 1943). Truesdell worked briefly at the University of Michigan, the Radiation Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Naval Ordnance and Research Laboratories, before taking positions at Indiana University (1950-1961) and The Johns Hopkins University (l961-1989). Truesdell's primary research interest was rational mechanics, a branch of mathematics involving the mathematical formulation and deductive study of the concepts of mechanics. He published numerous books and papers in several areas of rational mechanics, including continuum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Truesdell wrote extensively on the history of rational mechanics, especially of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He founded three journals: Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis (co-founder, 1952), Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis (founder, 1957), and Archive for History of Exact Sciences (founder, 1960). Truesdell died on January 14, 2000.


Scope and Contents

Papers are chiefly drafts and proofs of Truesdell's publications, often with several drafts of the same publication. Few publications prior to 1965 are represented; unpublished manuscripts date to 1942. Also included are lists and texts of public lectures and notes on Truesdell's courses, both dating to 1942, and Truesdell's student class notes. Biographical and autobiographical writings and reminiscences by and about Truesdell are included, along with summaries of Truesdell's correspondence with his associates J. L. Ericksen, W. Noll, and R. A. Toupin. Included are correspondence, lecture and course notes, lists of publications and lectures, drafts, galley and page proofs, grant proposals, reports, reprints, and photographs. The collection was transferred in l984 from the American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library in New York. The container list was prepared by Truesdell and constitutes a commentary on the papers.

Forms part of the Archives of American Mathematics.


 

Organization

Organized by Truesdell into sixteen series:
1. Truesdell & Noll - The Non-linear Field Theories of Mechanics
2. Manuscripts of short publications, 1956-1983
3. Manuscripts of publications and lectures
4. Lectures on foundations of kinetic theory and statistical mechanics
5. Notes for Truesdell's courses that did not become the basis of books
6. Materials connected with the textbook on continuum mechanics
7. Early draughts leading to the book by Truesdell & Bharatha, Concepts and Logic of Classical Thermodynamics as a Theory of Heat Engines, Developed upon the Foundation laid by S. Carnot and F. Reech
8. Materials connected with The Tragicomical History of Thermodynamics, 1822-1854
9. Materials connected with Fundamentals of Maxwell's Kinetic Theory
10. Introduction to Rational Elasticity
11. Unpublished papers and original manuscripts of papers translated or mangled by editors
12. Notes taken by Truesdell in courses at the California Institute of Technology, (1939-1942); Princeton University, (l942-l943); and Indiana University (1950-1953)
13. Notes on miscellaneous lectures
14. Biographical and autobiographical material
15. Published works
16. Additions
17. Items connected with Archive for History of Exact Sciences

Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bharatha, Subramanyam, 1945-
Ericksen, J. L. (Jerald L.), 1924-
Muncaster, R. G.
Noll, W. (Walter), 1925-
Toupin, Richard A., 1926-
Truesdell, C. (Clifford), 1919-
Wang, Chao-cheng, 1938-
Subjects (Organizations)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory
Naval Ordnance Laboratory (White Oak, Md.)
Naval Research Laboratory (U. S.)
Princeton University
Subjects
Continuum mechanics
Mathematics historians
Mechanics, Analytic
Rational mechanics
Science -- History
Statistical mechanics
Thermodynamics

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Truesdell's papers were transferred to the Archives of American Mathematics from the American Institute of Physics Center for the History of Physics in 1984.

Preferred Citation

C. Truesdell Papers, 1939-1989, Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Note that this inventory was prepared by Truesdell himself and many entries include personal comments on the materials in his collection.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Series 1 - Truesdell and Noll, The non-linear field theories of mechanics, (SP 100)

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86-31/1 First complete manuscript:
Part one, paragraphs 1-60, 1960-1963
Part two, paragraphs 61-98, 1960-1963
Part three, paragraphs, 99-117, 1960-1963
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86-31/2 First galley proofs, corrected July 1963-January 1965
Second galley proofs, corrected February-May 1965
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86-31/3 Manuscript used for typesetting:
Part one, paragraphs 1-41, May 1963-January 1965
Part two, paragraphs 42-78, May 1963-January 1965
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86-31/4 Part three, paragraphs 79-103, May 1963-January 1965
Part four, paragraphs 104-130, includes references, May 1963-January 1965
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86-31/5 Manuscript, first draft:
Pages 1-499
Pages 500-910, references, pp. B1-B85
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86-31/6 Manuscript, revised and supplementary pages, 96 rev-888B, references B78 rev-B82 rev to the first draft
Manuscript, second revised and supplementary pages, 117 (rev)2-836A(rev), references B57-BR91
Final manuscript:
Pages F0-F399
Pages F400-F720
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86-31/7 Pages F721-F999
Pages F1000-F1134, C1-22, P1-P22, Q1-Q45, references BF1-BF98
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86-31/8 Revised and supplementary pages
Galley proofs:
Read by K. Zoller
Read by the authors, pages 1-259
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86-31/9 Pages 260-458 and supplementary pages read by the authors
Revised proofs
Press proofs



 

Series 2 - Manuscripts of short publications, 1956-1983

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86-31/10 Some short manuscripts, 1956-1970:
On the history of the concept of internal pressure, typescript, eighteen pages, condensed version of lecture number 78, 1954, and the English original of the article in German, publication number 82, 1956
Reactions of late baroque mechanics to success, conjecture, error, and failure in Newton's "Principia," to the Newton Centenary Celebration, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, November 12, 1966. Lecture 360, also used for lectures 375, 384, and 387. First draft of publication 157, 1967, and its revision, chapter 3 of publication 165
Holograph manuscript, twelve pages, or the speech accepting the Panetti Prize, January 1968, publication number 167, 1968
Classical and modern continuum theories, holograph, forty-eight pages, first draft of lecture number 396, 1968, publication number 154L6, 1968
Sulle basi della termodinamica delle miscele I, draft, holograph, seventeen pages, (perhaps written in Pisa in February 1968 while Truesdell was writing Rational Thermodynamics), for publication number 164, 1968
A precise upper limit for the correctness of the Navier-Stokes Theory with respect to the Kinetic Theory:
First draft, mainly holograph, partly typewritten, fifteen pages, April 8, 1969
Second draft, typescript with many handwritten corrections, twenty-one pages, April 14, 1969, leading to publication number 170, 1969
De pressionibus negativis in sinu et in pariete regionis fluido viscoso moventi impletae schedula, quam conscriptsit C. Truesdell apud Universitatem Johns Hopkins University, Baltimorae et amico mechanicoque illustrissimo B. Finzi ob diem natalem septuagesimum dedicavit, first draft, holograph, thirty-two pages, December 31, 1969, of publication number 172, 1970
The scholar's workshop and tools:
First draft, holograph, written between six p.m. and eight p.m. for a discussion of historiography that evening, Truesdell was not called upon to speak, Thursday, August 27, 1970
Two pages cancelled from the typescript of a revised draft of the foregoing, which resulted in publication number 187, 1973
The scholar, a species threatened by professions, banquet address to the society for History of Technology and History of Science, Washington D. C., December 29, 1972, first draft of publication number 203, 1976
Leonard Euler, supreme geometer, lecture number 424 more or less as delivered on April 24, 1971, converted to the first draft of publication number 178, 1972
The efficiency of a homogeneous heat engine, publication number 185, 1973:
Holograph manuscript, forty-six pages, first draft of publication number 185, written during the evening of August 30, 1972
Typescript, second or late draft with final title
Some short manuscripts, 1972-1979:
Theoria de effectibus mechanicis Caloris…, holograph draft, thirty-one pages, October 1, 1972, leading to publication number 184, 1973
Universal flows in the simplest theories of fluids:
First draft, holograph, May 8, 1973
Typescript draft of 1974, leading finally to publication number 212 by Fosdick and Truesdell
A simple example of an initial-value problem with more than one solution, first draft of publication number 195 (1974), holograph, eight pages, May 8, 1973
History of classical mechanics, second draft, typescript, fifty-three pages, with handwritten corrections, March 1975, used to make the third draft of publication number 202, 1976
Address on receipt of a Birkhoff Prize, typescript, eleven pages, as read out on January 5, 1978, leading to publication number 217, 1978
A conceptual outline of thermodynamics for students of mechanics, text as read of lecture number 543, Pisa, May 17, 1978, typescript, thirty pages, resulted in the Italian text, publication number 221, 1979
The role of mathematics in sciences as exemplified by the work of the Bernoullis and Euler, typescript resulting in publication number 233, 1981, fifty-four pages, text of lecture number 572 read at the Biozentrum, Basel, December 4, 1979
Tradition and history in thermodynamics, holograph, twenty-three pages, begun at six p.m. on September 6, 1979 in Washington D. C., finished at two p.m. September 7 on the plane to Chicago, text of lecture number 571A, [note: this lecture is one of several sources used to make the Historical Introit of Rational Thermodynamics, second edition, 1984]
Proof that my work estimate implies the Clausius-Planck Inequality:
Second draft, typescript, seventeen pages with handwritten corrections to make the third draft, December 20, 1979
Typescript of third draft with handwritten corrections to make the fourth draft, thirteen pages, January 7, 1980
Final draft, typescript with handwritten corrections, incomplete, eleven pages, leading to publication number 231, 1980
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86-31/11 Trois conférences sur la structure conceptuelle de la thermodynamique classique, lectures number 474-476 at Grenoble, December 17 and 18, 1973, resulting finally in publication number 199, "Les bases axiomatiques de la thermodynamique," 1975:
Brouillon, 1973
Revised text of 3éme Conférence
Moon and Truesdell, Interpretation of adscititious inequalities through the effects pure shear stress produces upon an isotropic elastic solid, publication number 193, 1974, first draft of this paper was written by Moon, drafts from 1973-1974
Truesdell and Moon, Inequalities sufficient to ensure semi-invertibility of isotropic functions, publication number 197, 1975, drafts from 1973-1974
Improved Estimates of the Efficiencies of irreversible heat engines, publication number 204, 1976:
Holograph manuscript, twenty-seven pages, winter 1974
Typescript of first draft corrected to form the second draft, April 15, 1975, with a note of late March 1975 detecting errors in the first draft
Typescript of fourth draft with corrections leading to the fifth and final draft, late spring, 1975
Later draft, not yet final
Correction of two errors in the kinetic theory, which have been used to cast unfounded doubt upon the principles of material frame-indifference, publication number 214, 1977, various related drafts of 1975-1976:
On a shortcoming of the Chapman-Enskog Process and on its misinterpretation as being evidence against the principle of material frame-indifference, undated fragment, typescript, fourteen pages, perhaps written before the following drafts, perhaps afterward
On some misinterpretations of formulae from the kinetic theory of gases which have been used to cast unfounded doubt upon the principle of material frame-indifference, and on the effects of rotation according to the kinetic theory, holograph, about sixty pages, begun on August 31, 1975, finished September 1 at midnight
Second draft, September 15, 1975, On errors in the kinetic theory of gases which have been used to cast unfounded doubt upon the principle of material frame-indifference, and on the effects of rotation according to the kinetic theory, altered to make the third draft, September 15, 1975
Correction of two errors in the kinetic theory of gases which have been used to cast unfounded doubt upon the principle of material frame-indifference, typescript with many corrections, seventeen pages, written in Fall, 1975, corrected in June 1976 [note: this paper was at first intended as an abstract of part of the foregoing, but in the end the work on rotation in those was left incomplete and abandoned]
Comments on rational continuum mechanics, lecture as delivered in Rio de Janeiro, August 1, 2, 4, 1977 (#530, 531, 532), published in somewhat revised form as Some challenges offered to analysis by rational thermomechanics, publication number 219 (1978) and circulated later privately in a version with printer's errors corrected
History of constitutive relations:
Lecture number 589, September 1, 1980, publication number 226, 1980
Shortened for delivery, with closure written in Naples, and with Xerox copies of transparencies
The nature and use of constitutive relations, lecture number 559A, abstracted in publication number 227A
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86-31/12 The computer, ruin of science and threat to mankind, outline, January 1980, holograph, two pages and typescript of lecture number 577 as delivered at Milano, February 7, 1980 with handwritten corrections and notes made during the meeting, [note: this text is the first draft of publication number 234, and Italian translation. It served also as part of the first draft of the essay of the same title in An idiot's fugitive essays, 1984]
Rapport sure le pli cachété No. 126 (de Cauchy), first draft, typescript of publication number 230 (1980), eleven pages, February 1980
The kinetic theory of gases, a challenge to analysts, typescript as read of lecture number 585, April 25, 1980, leading to publication number 235, 1982
Speech for commemoration of Daniel Bernoulli, lecture number 616, on September 5, 1982:
First draft, holograph, fifty-four pages, written with my great-aunt Yetta's gold pen, finished ("laus deo") on August 1, 1982
Fair copy, holograph, of the same date, August 1, 1982
The influence of elasticity upon analysis: The classic heritage, [note: the text of the lecture, shortened from this manuscript for delivery on August 25, 1982, is preserved in my notes of miscellaneous lectures, number 615]:
Holograph abstract, three pages and typescript, June 8, 1982
Typescript of text for publication with handwritten alterations, March/April 1983, finished May 20, 1983, thirty-two pages
Nearly final text with holograph additions, thirty-six pages, June 1983
Final text of publication number 240
Correction of some errors published in this journal, ( The Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics):
Note by Truesdell:
The postscript on the fifth draft, deleted here, was later restored. At my request the second draft was refereed and checked for correctness by someone unconnected with Noll or me. When I discovered that Rivlin and his sycophants made a different error in each of their papers, I recalled the accepted manuscript for revision. The final draft was also, at my request, checked and refereed.
Second draft corrected to make the third, typescript with handwritten alterations, three pages, November 1983
Fourth draft corrected to make the fifth, five pages, November 16, 1983
Revised manuscript, December 1983
Preface to the re-issue of Volume Via of The Encyclopedia of Physics, holograph, eleven pages, September 15, 1983
Absolute temperature as a consequence of Carnot's general axiom, publication number 220, 1979:
First draft
Corrections, October 11, 1978
Text after five revisions, November 6, 1978
Text after six revisions, December 1, 1978
Texts of lectures in German and Italian, which served as first drafts of publications number 95, 88, 72L, and 96, 1956-1957
Texts of lectures on thermodynamics, which are first drafts of publications number 154L2. 163, chapter one of 169, and 206, 1966-1973
Texts of lectures in German and Italian, which served as first drafts of publications number 95, 88, 72L, and 96, 1956-1957:
Lecture 101, Neuere Anschauugen über die Geschichte der allgemeinen, Mechanik, Basler Mathematische Gesellschaft, December 2, 1956, first draft for lecture 101, published as publication number 95
Lecture 102, Sulle equazioni fondamentali della termodinamica irreversibile, Seminario Mathematico dell'Universitàdi Bologna, March 1, 1957. Also Lecture 103. First draft for publication number 88
Lecture 104, L'ipoelasticità, Seminario Matematico dell'Università, Napoli, March 23, 1957. Also Lectures 104-107. Published after mangling by Manarino as publication number 72L
Neuere Entwicklungen in der klassischen statistischen Mechanik und in der kinetischen Gastheorie, Gastvorlesung an dem Institut für Struktur der Materie der Universität Marburg a.d. Lahn, May 28-June 5, 1957. First draft of publication number 96, before the improvements and Procrustean abridgments by D. Morgenstern
Lecture 110, Darlegung einiger Grund probleme der statistischen Mechanik und der kitetischen Gastheorie
Lecture 111, Zurückführung des asymptotischen Problems auf Begriffe der Wahrscheinlichskeitstheorie
Lecture 112, Khinchin's Beweis des Boltzmannschen
Lecture 113, Khinchin's Lösung des Erogdenproblems der statistischen Mechanik
Lecture 113, Khinchin's Lösung des Erogdenproblems der statistischen Mechanik
Lecture 114, Ein iteratives Lösungsverfahren für die kinetische Gastheorie
Lecture 115, Ein mathematisches Modell für das Momentengleichungs-systems der kinetischen Gastheorie
Lecture 116, Exakte Lösung für Scherbewegung
Lecture 117, Statistische Herleitung der Feldgleichungen der Thermomechanik der Kontinua durch Irving-Kirkwood and Noll
Texts of lectures on thermodynamics that are first drafts of publications number 154L2, 163, chapter one of 169, and 206:
Lecture 267, Thermodynamics of deformation, to the Solvay Congress on Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics, University of Chicago, May 17, 1965. First draft of publication number 154L2
Lecture 322, Termodinamica per principianti, to the Convegno dei Meccanici Italiani, Accademia Nazionale, Modena, May 29, 1966. Also lectures 321 and 323. Abridged from an unpublished draft of publication number 163 and published in revised for as publication number 163L2
Lecture 324, Thermodynamics for beginners, to the IUTAM Symposium on Irreversible Thermodynamics in Continuous Media, Vienna, June 22, 1966. First draft of publication number 163, which formed the basics of chapter one of publication number 169
Lecture 379, Termodinamica fondamentale, Seminario Matematico dell'Universitàdi Torino, january 10, 1968. Used also for lecture 380. Second draft of chapter one of publication number 169; published, with some revision, as publication number 163L2
Lectures of 1973 at the Istituto Interdisciplinare per le Applicazioni della Matematica, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, January 19, 23, 25, and 27, 1973. First draft of publication number 206:
Lecture 461, La dottrina dei calori latenti e calori specifici, e la velocitàdel suono secondo Laplace (1816)
Lecture 462, La termodinamica di Sadi Carnot (1824)
Lecture 463, La termodinamica di Clausius (1850, 1854)
Lecture 464, Il rendimento delle macchine termiche secondo la termodinamica razionale di oggi



 

Series 3 - Manuscripts of publications and lectures

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86-31/13 The bound copy of The Mechanical Foundations (publication number 43, 1952) with the published corrections and additions incorporated and with some further alterations, the whole forming the basis for the reprint titled Continuum Mechanics I (publication number 43R, 1956)
Editor's introduction to volume 13 of series 2 of L. Euleri Opera omnia (publication number 77, 1956), manuscript sent to press
The rational mechanics of flexible or elastic bodies, 1638-1788, (publication number 111, 1960), first 210 pages of the manuscript typewritten in Madison, summer 1958, and sent to press
Essays in the history of mechanics, (publication number 165, 1968), manuscript of the front matter and pages 171-387 (roughtly 173-366 of the printed volume)
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86-31/14 The mechanics of Leonardo da Vinci:
Lecture 83, public lecture at Indiana University, Bloomington, October 14, 1954
Lecture 123, Washington Philosophical Society, March 7, 1958
Lecture 257, University of Washington, November 5, 1964. Also lectures number 266 and 268. Publication number 165P, an abridgment, was based on this text or a revision of it.
Typescript as sent tot he printer for essay one of Essays in the history of mechanics, publication number 165, 168
Manuscripts of some other new essays for publication number 165, Essays in the history of mechanics, 1968:
Essay four, The creation and unfolding of the concept of stress, holograph, 1968, seventy-five numbered pages with some intermediary sheets, and with notes directing that parts of publication number 117 (1961) be incorporated
Essay six, Early kinetic theories of gases, holograph 1967, about sixty-vive pages, with some typewritten sheets and some pages pasted up from extracts from my course notes on statistical mechanics and the kinetic theory as given at Johns Hopkins
Appendix one, selected reviews and a preface, withheld and the publishers request [note: all but one of these were published, some of them somewhat revised in An Idiot's Fugitive Essays, 1984]
Six lectures on modern natural philosophy, lectures at the Johns Hopkins University, February 9-25, 1965, based on lectures at the University of Washington, November 2-12, 1964, and serving as the first draft of publication number 153:
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86-31/15 Twelve Centennial Lectures at the Drexel Institute of Technology, 1966-1967, in two binders. The manuscripts of the first nine served as the first drafts of the book:
Volume I: Lectures 359, 361, 362, 364, 365, 366
Volume II: Lectures 367, 368, 370, 371, 372, 374
Manuscript, typed by Charlotte Truesdell in Pisa, February 1968, and sent to press from Amsterdam on April 1, 1968
Part of a rejected draft, alterations made in March 1969 white the manuscript was in the hands of the press, and six galley proofs marked with important alterations.
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86-31/16 Manuscript of lecture 631 on Leonardo da Vinci read at the Hammer Symposium, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, May 14, 1983:
Preliminary abstract, Renaissance Science, holograph, five pages, December 31, 1982
Outline, "The Codex Hammer in context: Renaissance science," holograph, thirteen pages, printed in the leaflets distributed at the symposium
First draft of the lecture, The mechanics of fluids in the Codex Hammer, holograph
The Codex Hammer in context: Renaissance science, typescript of the second draft, corrected to make the second, May 1983
Fundamental hydromechanics in Codex Hammer, typescript of the first draft, corrected to form the third, May 20, 1983



 

Series 4 - Lectures on foundations of kinetic theory and statistical mechanics

Note by Truesdell
Notes on the course first given in 1950/1951 and more or less biennially for more than twenty years thereafter; after the first time these notes were simultaneously drafts of a book of the same title, never completed as such.
This course was my first course at Indiana University. The topic had been requested by Gilbarg. Among the students in 1950-1951 were Serrin and Ericksen. The final examination is bound in at the end of the notes. On that examination Serrin did original research on the methods of Hilbert and Enskog and got the grade A+. Noll and Morgenstern studied these notes, especially in my seminar in the summer of 1954, and Morgenstern followed the course itself in 1954-1955, during which Morgenstern improved Khichin's proof of Boltzmann's law. Noll's paper "Die Herleitung der Grundgleichungen der Thermomechanik der Kontinua aus der statistischen Mechanik," 1955, grew from a report he gave in the seminar of 1954; so did the two papers by Morgenstern, and so did several papers by Ikenberry. This course and related seminars gave rise to all of my papers in its field, including:
  • Number 45, "On the viscosity of fluids according to the kinetic theory," 1952
  • Number 78 (co-author E. Ikenberry) and 79, "On the pressures and the flux of energy in a gas according to Maxwell's kinetic theory," 1956
  • Number 96, "Neuere Entwicklungen in der klassischen statistischen Mechanik und der kinetischen Gastheorie, ausgearbeitet von D. Morgenstern," 1958
  • Number 121, "Ergodic theory in classical statistical mechanics," 1961
  • Lecture five of number 153, Six Lectures on Modern Natural Philosophy, 1966
  • Essay six in number 165, Essays in the History of Mechanics, 1968
  • Lectures 8-10 of number 169, Rational thermodynamics, 1969
  • Number 170, "A precise upper limit for the correctness of the Navier-Stokes theory with respect to the kinetic theory," 1969
  • Number 186, Mathematical aspects of the kinetic theory of gases, 1973
  • Number 198, "Early kinetic theories of gases," 1975
  • Number 214, "Correction of two errors in the kinetic theory of gases which have been used to cast unfounded doubt upon the principle of material frame-indifference," 1977
  • Number 224, co-author R. G. Muncaster, Fundamentals of Maxwell's kinetic theory of a simple monotomic gas, treated as a branch of rational mechanics, 1980
Still in my hands are the notes of the last version of the course itself, which I had hoped to write up some day as an elementary introduction to the material in publications number 121 and 224 along with an exposition of some of the more recent researches on equilibrium statistics.
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86-31/16 Notes of 1950/1951, Bloomington, holograph, approximately 250 pages, followed by some holograph notes for additions and the final examination
Notes of 1952/1953, Bloomington, typescript, with equations filled in by various students, and a table of contents made by one of them. These notes were intended as the first draft of a book.
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86-31/17 Notes of 1954/1955, Bloomington, second draft of the book, new typescript, again with equations filled in by various students, followed by a holograph manuscript of the start of part four.
Notes of 1961/1962, Baltimore, hectographed, 460 pages. These notes included the improved treatment of ergodic theory at Varenna, presented in publication number 120



 

Series 5 - Notes for Truesdell's courses that did not become the basis of books

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86-31/18 His own notes:
At the University of Maryland:
Mathematics for engineers, 1946-1947
Electricity and magnetism, Math 239, 1948-1949
Functions of a complex variable, 1949-1950
Algebra, Math 103, 1950
At Indiana University:
Elasticity, 1951
Hydrodynamics, 1951-1952
Analytical dynamics, 1952
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86-31/19 Elementary differential equations, 1953
Elasticity, spring 1958
Fluid mechanics, 1959-1960
Theory of functionals, 1959-1960
At Johns Hopkins University:
Classical continuum theories, 1964-1965
Navier-Stokes equations, 1967
Classical hydrodynamics, 1969
Charlotte Truesdell's notes on Clifford Truesdell's elementary courses at Johns Hopkins:
Linear algebra, late 1960s
Fluid mechanics, 1969



 

Series 6 - Materials connected with the textbook on continuum mechanics (Publications number 183, 196, 211)

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86-31/20 First draft of the preface for number 183 (French translation), typescript, two pages, February 22, 1971
Draft of the preface to number 211, typescript, six pages, October 1976
Corrected galley proofs of number 211
Corrected page proofs of number 211



 

Series 7 - Early drafts leading to the book by Truesdell and Bharatha, Concepts and Logic of Classical Thermodynamics as a Theory of Heat Enginees, Developed upon the Foundation Laid by S. Carnot and F. Reech (publication number 213, 1977)

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86-31/20 The logical structure of classical thermodynamics according to Reech, holograph manuscript, October 1, 1973
The logical structure of the classical thermodynamics of reversible processes, developed upon the foundation laid by F. Reech (1851/3)
Third draft, October 21, 1973
Corrected to make the fourth draft, November 5, 1973
Fifth draft, November 12, 1973, corrected to make the sixth draft, November 25, 1973
Draft after the sixth, used to make one before the ninth, undated
Some pages of the ninth draft, April 30, 1974, altered for the tenth, May 1974
The logical structure of classical thermodynamics developed upon the foundation laid by F. Reech (1851/3), tenth draft, June 4, 1974, corrected to make the eleventh draft, July 15, 1974
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86-31/21 The concepts and logic of classical thermodynamics developed upon the foundation laid by F. Reech (1851/3), twelfth draft, August 15, 1974, altered to make the thirteenth draft, September 5, 1974
The concepts and logic of classical thermodynamics as a theory of heat engines, rigorously constructed upon the foundation laid by F. Reech
Fourteenth draft corrected to make the fifteenth, January 19, 1975
Fifteenth draft corrected to make the sixteenth and seventeenth, October 15, 1975, with the final title and with Bharatha's name added as co-author
Seventeenth draft, October 30, 1975, corrected to form the eighteenth, January 1976, followed by some pages with notes by Bharatha
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86-31/22 Eighteenth draft, corrected to make the nineteenth, January 1976
Sheets from the nineteenth draft on which corrections were made to obtain the twentieth, summer 1976
Twentieth draft, June 3, 1976, revised August 4, 1976 and set to press:
Part one
Part two
Corrected galley proofs
Manuscript material used to make alterations on the galley proofs, August 17, 1977



 

Series 8 - Materials connected with The Tragicomical History of Thermodynamics, 1822-1854, (Publication 225)

Note by Truesdell
While writing the fifth draft, here preserved, I came to think that Reech's ideas could form the basis of a modern axiomatic treatment. That idea led eventually to the book by Bharath and me, Concepts and Logic, publication number 213, drafts of which are included in another part of this collection. From 1973 onward I developed both books alternatingly. Between 1973 and 1979 the manuscript The Tragicomical History went through many drafts, at least four. Each of those was made by altering the sheets of the preceding draft. Numbers eight, nine and ten, preserved by accident, provide specimens.
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86-31/23 The Tragicomedy of Classical Thermodynamics:
Holograph manuscript of part one, eighty pages, late July 1970
Part two, seventy-six pages [note: this text, after revision for a year, was published without Truesdell's authorization as publication number 225P, 1973]
Apparently the text of publication 225P, shortened for delivery as a lecture in 1970 or 1971
Second draft, September 15, 1970, with corrections converting it to the third draft, mainly holograph, pages numbered and renumbered in batches as given to the typist, about eighty-eight pages numbered in Arabic numerals, about thirty-four in roman capitals, about thirty-five in larger Arabic numerals
Third draft, corrected to become the fourth draft, manuscript as given to the typist but only through Rankine's work, September 1971
Sixth draft, formed by correcting and supplementing the first, August 1973
Pages for an early draft, probably of 1976, discarded in the early summer of 1978
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Tenth draft converted to the eleventh, summer 1978
Revisions:
October 1978
November 1978
December 1978
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86-31/25 Manuscript as sent to press (probably), 1979
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Corrected page proofs
Second draft of the letter to Muttonhead Lervig regarding his lies about The Tragicomical History in his review, 1983



 

Series 9 - Materials connected with Fundamentals of Maxwell's Kinetic Theory, publication number 224, 1980

Note by Truesdell
The text of this book is of three origins: 1. Truesdell's ideas deriving from the notes for his lectures for his biennial course, beginning in the august of 1950, from his publications number 45 (1952), 78 and 79 (1956), 170 (1960) and 124 (1977) and his multiplied lectures at Rio de Janeiro (see below). 2. Mucaster's Ph.D. thesis at Johns Hopkins (see below) 3. Work done by Truesdell and Mucaster in collaboration starting in 1973 or 1974 and continuing through the page proofs of the book. Much of the material went through ten to twenty drafts, or even more. Each draft was made by correcting the sheets of the preceding draft, and at each stage the old manuscript was destroyed.
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86-31/26 The kinetic theory of gases as a branch of rational mechanics, lectures number 439-445, 451, 452, 455-457, delivered at Rio de Janeiro in May-June 1972:
First draft of lectures one-seven
The notes of all the lectures as issued by the Instituto de Matemática, Univeridade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Muncaster's Ph.D. thesis, Constitutive relations in the kinetic theory of gases, Johns Hopkins, 1975
Draft of chapter one, Mathematical aspects of the kinetic theory of gases, publication number 186, May 1, 1973, extensively corrected in February and October 1974 "with the assistance of R. G. Muncaster," revised and amplified in the summer of 1975 with the title changed to Fundamentals of the kinetic theory of a simple monotomic gas with Muncaster listed as co-author
"Epilogue":
First draft by Muncaster, revisions by Truesdell, September-October 1978
Second draft with further corrections by both authors, November 16, 1978
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Corrected page proofs



 

Series 10 - Introduction to rational elasticity, by C. C. Wang and C. Truesdell, publication number 182, 1973

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86-31/29 First draft for §II.7, holograph, thirty-three pages
Finished typescript (not the final text, which was made by repeated alterations of copies reproduced from this original), chapters one through seven:
Chapters one and two
Chapter three
Chapter four
Chapter five
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Series 11 - Unpublished papers and original manuscripts of papers translated or mangled by editors, 1942-1966

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86-31/30 "Some exercises in elementary calculus," Brown, followed by a note on a lost manuscript developing Problem III, summer 1942
"A set of algebraic functions," probably Brown, summer 1942
"Some transformations of power series," probably in Ann Arbor, 1943-1944
"Certain infinite integrals involving sinh x and cosh x," either in Ann Arbor or Boston, 1943-1944
"A transformation of the equation of hydrodynamics," written for Monroe Martin in Washington, 1947-1948
"Is classical mechanics a dead language?," abandoned exordium of a general lecture, 1950
"On the vorticity theorem of Ertel and Rossby," beginning of a paper, abandoned, ca. 1951
Review of "Higher transcendental functions" by the Bateman Manuscript Project, written for the American Mathematical Monthly but censored by Allendoerfer. The censored version is publication number 71
"A reversal theorem for finite elastic strain," set aside and forgotten for ten years after its results had been rediscovered and generalized by Shield, summer 1959
"Potentials," correct text of publication number 112, before editorial mangling
"Unified field theories," correct text of publication number 113, before editorial mangling
"Besprechung mit dem Basler Erziehungsdepartement," morning, February 17, 1961
"Inequalities in finite elastic strain," introduction to the lecture at Brown on December 6, 1962
After-dinner speech for the Society for Natural Philosophy, New York, March 22, 1962
Introduction to the lecture at the Pinebrook Conference, summer 1965
Comment on the paper by Hans Ziegler and Donald McVean, "Zum begriff des elastischen Körpers," Z. Angew, Mathematical Physics [?], vol. 17, 1919-194 (1966), one of two versions offered to that journal, the one printed, much shorter, is publication number 158
Works abandoned or published only in translations not made by Truesdell himself:
The fundamental principles of analytic fluid dynamics, first draft of what was to be half of a book written by Neményi and Truesdell, multiplied manuscript of 1947/1948 issued as a Technical Note of the Mechanics Division of the U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, bound in black cloth, eight chapters, bibliography, and appendix on vectorial and dyadic formulas. The handwriting is partly Truesdell's, party Charlotte Brudno's.
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86-31/31 The motion of fluids, Part two: The foundations of analytical fluid dynamics, second and enlarged draft of part of the foregoing, chapters four, five and six, holograph, partly transparencies, preceded by a prospectus of the whole work and followed by transparencies of the bibliography of the foregoing, written at the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, bound in black cloth, 1949-1950 [Note: these chapters may be regarded as a crude and immature first draft of chapters b-d of The classical field theories, publication number 107], 1960
A general introduction to fluid dynamics, holograph transparencies of chapters four and six, preceded by a table of contents of the part Neményi intended to write and followed by the transparencies of the appendix to number one, above, [Note: these two chapters, based in part of publications number 13P, 13, 17, 17L, 18, 18L, 23, 23P, 29, 29P, 30, 30A1, 30A2, and 64P, all written at the Naval Laboratories, may be regarded as a first draft of much of The kinematics of vorticity, publication number 64], 1954
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86-31/32 Kinematics of fluid motion, 1966-1967, intended as a second edition of The kinematics of vorticity, typescript of chapters two-four, followed by some fugitive notes, the whole sent to Wan-Lee Yin in 1982 for him to use or not in the volume he had agreed to write
Introduction to rational thermomechanics, typescript of chapters fourteen-sixteen of my textbook on continuum mechanics, sent to Masson & Cie in 1973 for translation into French, according to contract, which Masson broke. Essentially this text was sent later to Russia, was translated into Russian, and appeared in publication number 196
Rational thermomechanics, typescript of the English original, 1974, for the Italian translation appearing as publication number 223 in 1979, marred by numerous and serious misprints
Textbook of classical thermodynamics, 1979, based in part on notes for the course given in 1974 at the Georgia Institute of Technology as written up and augmented by S. Passman
Short manuscripts:
Beginning of Conservation principles for classical continuum mechanics in any affine space, written probably in 1961-1963
The mechanics of Galileo, holograph draft, 1969, perhaps typewritten for lectures 396A/396D, before Truesdell decided to use Salusbury's translation instead of making his own
Rational thermodynamics, mixtures, and structured continua, report on two Italian-American meetings in Italy, June 1974, rejected by Science
Truesdell's translation of Fichera's ridiculous obituary of Tricomi, late 1970s, probably published by Fichera, Truesdell did not permit his name to be used
Comments on David Speiser's papers on impact of unsymmetric bodies and on a corresponding Maxwell-Boltzmann equation, Louvain-La-Neuve, May 1979, not intended for publication
Informal comments on history of mathematical sciences by and for active scientists, typescript of rough draft, nineteen pages, followed by a copy with alternations, abandoned, 1983
Should history of science be written only by licensed professionals?, holograph manuscript, twenty-one pages, abandoned, 1983



 

Series 12 - Notes taken by Truesdell in courses at the California Institute of Technology (1939-1942), Princeton University (1942-1943) and Indiana University (1950-1953)

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86-31/33 Mathematical physics, Ph 5 abc, W. V. Houston, 1939-1940
Elementary number theory, Ma 119, Morgan Ward, 1940-1941
Functions of a real variable, Ma 106, A. D. Michal, 1940-1941
Geometry, Ma 113, L. E. Wear, 1940-1941
Modern differential geometry, Ma 256, A. D. Michal, 1941-1942
Applications of tensor analysis, Ma 1116, A. D. Michal, 1942
Analysis, Ma 114, Morgan Ward, 1941-1942
Statistical mechanics, Ch 224, S. Epstein, 1941
Partial differential equations, Ma 258 bc, H. Bateman, 1941
Methods of mathematical physics, Ma 255, H. Bateman, 1941-1942
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86-31/34 Compressible fluids, AE 268, H. Bateman, 1942
Potential theory, Ph 221, H. Bateman, 1942
Functions of a real variable, 1942-1943:
Abstract from Bohnenblust's notes
Course by Bochner
Topology, Lefschetz and Tucker, 1942-1943
Algebra, Wedderburn, 1943
Functional analysis, E. Hopf, 1950-1951
Differential equations, Gilbarg, 1950-1951
Relativity, Hlavaty´, 1953



 

Series 13 - Notes on miscellaneous lectures

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Lecture A, Fréchet's 1906 thesis, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, for Tucker's course in topology, winter 1942
Lecture B, Finite complexes, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, at Lefschetz's request to help the weak graduate students, spring 1943
Lecture C, Elements of groups, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, at Lefschetz's request to help the weak graduate students, spring 1943
Lecture D, Tensor analysis, Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland, summer 1948
Lecture E, Vorticity (non-technical), Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland, summer 1948
Lecture 17, A unified theory of special functions, Mathematics Colloquium, University of Tennessee, August 28, 1948, also lectures number 20, 21, 31, 45, 58, 59
Lecture 22, A new definition of fluid, Joint Meeting of the Graduate Mathematics Club and the Fluid Dynamics Panel, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, December 16, 1948, also lecture number 27
Lecture F, Foundations of fluid dynamics, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D. C., December 1948 and January 1949
Lecture G, Tensor analysis, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D. C., December 1948 and January 1949
Lecture 24, Recent continuum theories of fluid dynamics, Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, New York, N. Y., January 27-29, 1949
Lecture 26, The kinematics of vorticity, University of Toronto, Department of Mathematics, February 3, 1949
Lecture 28, The membrane theory of shells of revolution, Applied Mechanics Colloquium, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, February 9, 1949
Lecture 29, Vorticity theorems of fluid dynamics, Mathematics Colloquium, University of Maryland, February 17, 1949, also lecture number 30
Lecture 38, The aerodynamics of rarefied gases, Colloquium of the Low Pressures Research Group, University of California, Berkeley, California, December 12, 1949, also lectures number 39 and 42
Lecture 40, A new vorticity theorem of gas dynamics, Colloquium of the Meteorology Department, University of California, Los Angeles, California, December 16, 1949
Lecture 41, Vorticity Averages, Colloquium of the Meteorology Department, University of California, Los Angeles, California, December 16, 1949
Lecture 44, On the form of the heat flux vector in moderately rarefied gases, Meeting of the American Physical Society, Charlottesville, Virginia, December 19, 1949
Lecture 47, On Poincaré's analogy between vorticity and mass density, Mathematics Colloquium, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, March 2, 1950, also lecture number 49
Lecture 51, Two measures of vorticity, Colloquium of the Institute for Fluid Dynamics/Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, May 9, 1950, also lecture number 52
Lecture 53, Why are non-linear theories of solids necessary?, Strength of Solids Seminar, Naval Research Laboratories, Washington D. C., August 18, 1950
Lecture 56, A measure of vorticity, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 1950, also lecture number 66
Lecture H, Invariant measures in kinematics, Naval Research Laboratories, Washington D. C., November 1950
Lecture I, The ergodic problem in statistical mechanics, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D. C., November 1950
Lecture J, Strain measures, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D. C., November 1950
Lecture K, Stress-strain relations in elasticity, prepared for the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D. C., but never delivered, November 1950
Lecture 60, Large elastic strain, Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D. C., April 24, 1951
Lecture L, Three pages from Euler's works, in Whaples' course in the history of mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, May 1951
Lecture 63, Rational mechanics from 1687-1788, Meeting of the Indiana University Chapter of Sigma Xi, Bloomington, Indiana, January 10, 1952
Lecture 64, Large elastic strain, Strength of Solids Seminar, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D. C., March 20, 1952
Lecture 65, Finite elastic strain, Conference on Elasticity, Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, March 22, 1952, also lecture number 74
Lecture 68, Hydrodynamical theory of absorption and dispersion of forced plane infinitesimal waves in pure fluids, Symposium on Ultrasonic Absorption in Fluids, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, October 16, 1952
Lecture 70, Non-linear continuum mechanics, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, October 27, 1952
Lecture 71, Analysis of Euler's first paper on fluid dynamics, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, November 1952
Lecture 74, Finite elastic strain, Colloquium on Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Applied Physics Laboratory, Silver Spring, Maryland, June 26, 1953
Lecture 75, Precise theory of absorption and dispersion of infinitesimal ultrasonic waves according to the Navier-Stokes equations, Rarefied Gases Symposium of the American Physical Society, Pennsylvania State College, July 2, 1953
Lecture 76, The hydraulic pendulum, Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Sciences, Richmond, Indiana, November 6, 1953
Lecture 77, Figures of equilibrium of rotating fluid masses, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, March 15, 1954
Lecture 78, The development of the concept of stress, Institute for Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, February 8, 1954, also lecture number 79
Lecture 80, The simplest rate theory of pure elasticity, Symposium of the Office of Ordnance, and the American Society of Mathematics, University of Chicago, April 30, 1954
Lecture 81, Some problems in partial differential equations arising in the newer fields of mechanics, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, May 2, 1954
Lecture 82, Solids and fluids, National Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, University of Illinois, Urbana, June 11, 1954
Lecture 84, Hypo-elasticity, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, November 8, 1954
Lecture 86, Enlightenment of the kinetic theory of gases, Lecture one: Classical developments and Maxwellian iteration, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, April 18, 25, and May 2, 1955
Lecture 87, Enlightenment of the kinetic theory of gases, Lecture two: A model for the equations of moments, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, April 18, 25, and May 2, 1955
Lecture 88, Enlightenment of the kinetic theory of gases, Lecture three: Exact solution for shearing flow, Mathematics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, April 18, 25, and May 2, 1955
Lecture 97, A private contract in 1694, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, March 7, 1956, for Engineering Luncheon
Lecture 98, Bernoullian theorems, Hydraulics Seminar, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, March 7, 1956
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Lecture 118, The integration problem in the kinetic theory of gases, Joint Colloquium of the ETH and the University, Zürich, November 5, 1957
Lecture 119, Euler Hauptversuch zur Lösung der Hydrodynamischen Gleichungen, Joint Colloquium of the Deutsche Versuchsanstale für Luftfahrtforschung, the mathematisches Institüt für Angewandte mathematik, Universität, Freibrug i. Br., November 16, 1957
Lecture 120, Mathematische probleme aus der kinetischen gastheorie, Mathematisches Seminar der Universität Heidelberg, November 23, 1957
Lecture 122, Recent non-linear theories of materials, Rheology Colloquium, National Bureau of Standards, Washington D. C., March 6, 1958
Lecture 124, Exact theory of strain of a rod, U. S. Army Mathematics Research Center, and Mathematics Department Colloquium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 15, 1958
Lecture 125, General principles of motion, energy, and thermodynamics for reacting mixtures, Engineering Sciences seminar, Purdue University, October 6, 1958, Colloquium on the Foundations of Rational Mechanics, Indiana University, November 18, 1958
Lecture 127, Current areas of research in rational mechanics, Lecture one: Non-linear continuum mechanics, Mathematics Department, Indiana University, March-April 1959
Lecture 128, Current areas of research in rational mechanics, Lecture two: A typical new concept: The oriented body, Mathematics Department, Indiana University, March-April 1959
Lecture 129, Current areas of research in rational mechanics, Lecture three: A typical underdetermined problem: General solution of the equations of motion, Mathematics Department, Indiana University, March-April 1959
Lecture 130, Current areas of research in rational mechanics: Lecture four: A typical new theory: Hypo-elasticity, Mathematics Department, Indiana University, March-April 1959
Lecture 131, Current areas of research in rational mechanics, Lecture five: A typical overdetermined problem: Rods, beams, slabs, plates, and shells on the classical linear theory of elasticity, Mathematics Department, Indiana University, March-April 1959
Lecture 135, A general theory of diffusion, Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, August 4, 1959
Lecture 136, The monatomic gas as a visco-elastic substance, Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, August 11, 1959
Lecture 137, Shear flow according to the kinetic theory, Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, August 12, 1959
Lecture 138, Relaxation phenomena in the kinetic theory of gases, Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh, August 14, 1959
Lecture 139, The principles of continuum mechanics, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 140, Some features of Cauchy's laws, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 141, The classical theory of finite elastic deformation I: Principles, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 142, The classical theory of finite elastic deformation II: Solutions, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 143, The basic phenomena of non-linear viscosity, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Volume three:
Lecture 144, The general theory of material constitutive equations, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 145, Exact solutions for the viscometer flows of incompressible simple fluids, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 146, Thermostatics of continuous media, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 147, Oriented materials, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 148, Mixtures, Socony-Mobil Research Laboratory, Dallas, February 1960
Lecture 160, Probleme aus dem gebiete der thermodynamik irreversibler prozesse, Kolloquium der physikalisch-chemischen Anstalt der Universität Basel, February 13, 1961
Lecture 161, Proprietàsostanziali secondo il punto di vista invariantivo, Seminario Matematico dell'Universitàdi Padova, March 20, 1961
Lecture 162, Termostatica dei corpi elastici a deformazioni finite, Seminario Matematico dell'Universitàdi Padova, March 21, 1961, also lecture number 169
Lecture 163, Teoria generale della viscosimetria, Seminario Matematico dell'Universitàdi Padova, March 20-23, 1961, also lecture number 170
Lecture 164, Materiali Orientati (Verghe, Lastre Curve, Fluidi Anisotropi, ecc.), Seminario Matematico dell'UniversitÊ di Padova, March 22, 1961, also lecture number 171
Lecture 173, Waves in elastic solids, Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 26, 1962
Lecture 181, History of beam theory, Mechanics Department, Semi-annual Meeting, The Johns Hopkins University, May 22, 1962
Lecture 185, History and modern developments in continuum mechanics, Princeton University Summer Conference on Non-ideal Mechanical Behavior, August 13, 1962
Lecture 187, Modern theories of flow in tubes, Symposium on Hemodynamics and Hydrodynamics, The Johns Hopkins University, October 29, 1962
Lecture 188, The rational mechanics of materials, Technological Institute Colloquium, Northwestern University, November 2, 1962
Lecture 192, Dynamic problems in finite elastic strain, Department of Aeronautics and Engineering Mechanics, University of Minnesota, [November 13, 1962]
Lecture 194, The natural time of a visco-elastic fluid, Departments of Engineering Mechanics and Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, [November 13, 1962]
Lecture 195, Inequalities and analytical problems in elasticity, Depts of Mechanics and Mathematics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, November 13, 1962
Lecture 202, Whence the law of moment of momentum? Colloquium in Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering Department, Columbia University, January 8, 1963
Lecture 204, Inequalities in finite elastic strain, Spring public lecture. Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, March 6, 1963
Lecture 216, Early concepts of a fluid, Meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy, Pittsburgh, PA, November 11, 1963
Lecture 217, Non-linear material response, Short course, Extension Division, University of California, Los Angeles, December 2-6, 1963
Lecture 229A, A history of flexible or elastic bodies I, The Solid Mechanics Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, February 18, 1964
Lecture 229B, A history of flexible or elastic bodies II, The Solid Mechanics Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, February 25, 1964
Lectures 259-264, Original drawings for slides for the Lectures on Natural Philosophy at Johns Hopkins, 1965
Lecture 297, Elastic stability, as Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Institute for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Kentucky, Louisville, December 3, 1965
Lecture 317, Substantially stagnant motions, Institutions of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Australian National University, Canberra, February 14, 1966
Lecture 318, The uselessness of rate theories of viscometry, Department of Mechanical engineering, The University of Sydney, February 16, 1966
Volume four:
Lecture 353, Continuum mechanics in the last two decades, Sandia Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 12-16 and 19-23, 1966
Lecture 363, Angular momentum, History of Science Colloquium, Princeton University, December 9, 1966
Lecture 369, Wave propagation in materials with internal state parameters, Mechanical Engineering Colloquium, Yale University, New Haven, March 16, 1967
Lecture 378, Recent advances in rational mechanics, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Colloquium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, October 26, 1967, also lecture number 392
Lecture 381, Termodinamica dei corpi continui, Istituto di Scienza della Costruzioni, Universitàdi Genova, February 28, 1968
Lecture 383, The structure of thermodynamics, Nordita, Copenhagen, March 13, 1968, also lectures number 389, 393, and 394
Lecture 388, Thermodynamics of chemical reactions, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Uppsala, March 25, 1968
Lecture 395, The development of mechanics in the eighteenth century and today -- some parallels, Science Faculty Colloquium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., October 3, 1938
Lecture 397, Punishment for original thinking in the kinetic theory of gases, Sigma Xi Initiation, (Monie A Ferst Memorial Lecture) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, [opening and closing pages only], June 3, 1969
Lecture 398, Discovery of rigid-body motion, Seminar in Solid and Fluid Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, June 4, 1969
Lecture 403, Rational mechanics -- An old and new part of pure mathematics, Simon Fraxer University, Canaada, September 24, 1969
Lecture 405, Che cos'è la teoria cinetica?, Istituto Linceo di Ricerche, Roma, April 2, 1970
Lecture 406, Che cos'è una soluzione nella teoria cinetica? Istituto Linceo di Ricerche, Roma, April 9, 1970
Lecture 407, Le soluzioni normali di Hilbert e Chapman-Enskog, Istituto Linceo di Ricerche, Roma, April 16, 1970
Lecture 409, Il metodo di iterazione differenziale, Istituto Linceo di Ricerche, Roma, April 23, 1970
Lecture 412, original drawings of slides for The tragicomedy of thermodynamics, 1822-1854, Rochester, October 1, 4, 1970
Lecture 413, Modern thermodynamics, University of Rochester, October 13, 1970, also lecture number 422
Lecture 415, A priori inequalities and uniqueness in elasticity, Johns Hopkins University, October 29, 1970, also for lecture number 423
Lecture 421, Rational mechanics, Past and Present, Southwest Graduate Research Conference, University of Houston, March 22, 1971
Lecture 431, The meaning of viscometry in fluid mechanics, American Physical Society, San Diego, November 23, 1971, forming the basis for publication number 192 in 1974, includes original drawings for the transparencies
Lecture 434, Mathematical problems in the kinetic theory of gases, Oxford University Mathematics Colloquium, February 4, 1972
Lecture 438, Euler's relations with other scientists, Engineering Mechanics Colloquium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 22, 1972
Lecture 450, Continuum mechanics today, Coloquio da Engenharia da Universidade Federal do Belo Horizonte, May 26, 1972
Volume five:
Lecture 473, The logical structure of the classical thermodynamics of reversible processes, developed upon the foundation laid by F. Reech (1851/1853), Joint seminar in mathematics of the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie-Mellon University, November 16, 1973
Lecture 479, La termodinamica dedotta in base agli assiomi di Reech (1851/1852), Seminario dell'Istituto di Scienze Fisiche dell'Universita, Genova, January 31 and February 1, 1974
Lecture 480, La termodinamica dedotta in base agli assiomi di Reech (1851/1853), Seminario dell'Istituto Matematica S. Pincherle, Bologna, February 8, 1974
Lecture 483, Interpretation of adscititious inequalities through the effects of pure shear stress produced upon an isotropic elastic solid, Seminar in Natural Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, April 10, 1974
Lecture 484, Classical thermodynamics based on the axioms of Reech, meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy, Pisa, June 14, 1974
Lecture 492, Limitazioni più precise per il rendimento di una macchina termica, at the Istituto Matematics "Salvatore Pincherle," Universitàdi Bologna, November 7, 1975
Lecture 493, Macchine termiche irreversibili e la seconda legge della termodinamica, at the Convegno Modesto Panetti, Accademia delle Scienze, Torino, November 12, 1975
Lecture 494, Una assiomatica per la termodinamica elementare, at the Istituto di Fisica Matematica, Universitàdi Torino, November 14, 1975
Lectures 495-497, Fondamenti della termodinamica classica in base all'Assioma di Carnot, at the Istituto Matematica Università, the Scuola Normale Superiore, and the Istituto di Scienze delle Costruzioni, Facoltàdi Ingegneria, Pisa, November 18 and 20, 1975
Lecture 498, Nuovi sviluppi dlla teoria cinetica dei gas, at the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Cenro Linceo Interdisciplinare di Scienze Matematiche e loro Applicazioni, November 25, 1975
Lectures 499-501, Problemi matematici della teoria cinetica dei gas, at the Istituto Matematica "Renato Cacciapoli," Universita di Napoli, December 2-4, 1975
Lectures 502-503, Sviluppo chiaro e rigoroso della termodinamica classica in base alle proprietàdelle macchine termiche
Lectures 504-510, Conceptual foundations of classical thermodynamics, and recent developments in the theory of irreversible processes, as Bicentennial Scholar in Residence, College of Engineering, university of Delaware, Newark, January 5-16, 1976
Lecture 523, Concepts and logic of classical thermodynamics as a theory of heat engines, based on the concepts of Carnot and Reech, special lecture to the Engineering School, Tulane University, New Orleans, May 14, 1976
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Lectures 539 and 540, Entropy and its flux according to the kinetic theory of gases, at a joint colloquium of the Departments of Mathematics, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, November 17 and 18, 1977
Lecture 544, The scientific work of James Frederick Bell, at the meeting of the Society for Natural Philosophy, Domus Galilaeana, Pisa, May 18, 1978
Lecture 545, Don't be fooled by what they tell you about the kinetic theory, at the Italo-American Symposium on Non-Linear Continuum Mechanics, Fondazione Cini, Monselice, May 26, 1978
Lecture 550, Organizer's address at the Special Symposium, Conceptual analysis in rational thermomechanics, at the summer meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, August 10, 1978
Lecture 551, Absolute temperature as a consequence of Carnot's general axiom, at the seminar in Natural Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, October 4, 1978
Lecture 552, Some challenges offered to analysis by elasticity, at the Mathematics Colloquium, State University of New York at Buffalo, November 14, 1978
Lecture 553, Conference: Why study mechanics? Why do research in mechanics?, to the students in the Engineering Science Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, November 15, 1978
Lecture 554, Conceptual structure of classical thermodynamics, to the Joint Mathematics and Applied Mathematics Colloquium, State University of New York at Buffalo, November 15, 1978
Lectures 555-569, The tragicomical history of thermodynamics, 1822-1854, to the seminar in Natural Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University:
Lecture 555, (Lecture one), The doctrine of latent and specific heats. Laplace's theory of heat and sound (1822/1825), January 24, 1979
Lecture 556, (Lecture two), Workless dissipation: Fourier's concepts of heat and its flux (1822), January 31, 1979
Lecture 558, (Lecture three), Dissipationless work: Carnot's ideas of heat and its capacity to do work (1824), February 14, 1979
Lecture 559, (Lecture four), Carnot's numerical calculations, his theory of specific heats, and his dilemma (1824), February 21, 1979
Lecture 560, (Lecture five), Equivalence, conservation, interconvertibility: When and of what? The assertions of Mayer (1842), Holtzmann (1845), and Helmholtz (1847); Joule's early experiments (1845/1850); Kelvin's first "absolute temperature" and his fatal tables (1848/1949), March 7, 1979
Lecture 561, (Lecture six), Internal energy: The first paper of Clausius (1850), March 21, 1979
Lecture 562, (Lecture seven), Entropy: The first paper of Rankine (1850), April 4, 1979
Lecture 563, (Lecture eight), Kelvin's analysis of the "anomalous" behavior of water (1854). The disastrous effects of experiment upon the development of thermodynamics, April 11, 1979
Lecture 564, (Lecture nine), Reech's return to first principles (1851); his discovery and burial of a too general theory, and his thermodynamic potentials (1853), April 18, 1979
Lecture 569, (Lecture ten), Kelvin's ideas on dissipations absolute temperature (1854); Clausius' absolute temperature and his surrender before irreversibility (1854), May 9, 1979
Lectures 565-568, Conceptual analysis: Rational mechanics and infinitesimal calculus in the enlightenment (1690-1780), at the University of Chicago, under the auspices of the College, the Department of Mathematics, and the Morris Fishbein Center for Study of History of Science and Medicine:
Lecture 565, Differential equations of motion: Generic principles and constitutive equations, April 30, 1979
Lecture 566, The wave equation: Trigonometric series, the concept of function, May 2, 1979
Lecture 567, Virtuosity: Convection of spin in fluids, proper numbers and bifurcation for elastic bands, May 3, 1979
Lecture 568, Leonard Euler, Supreme geometer (1707-1783), to the Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, May 4, 1979
Lecture 570, Reflections of the history of thermodynamics upon teaching and research, Louvain-la-Neuve, June 5, 1979, Uppsala, June 7, 1979
Lecture 571A, Tradition and history in thermodynamics, to Society of Engineering Science, Evanston, IL, September 7, 1979



 

Series 14 - Biographical and autobiographical material

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86-31/36 Recollections of Truesdell written by his mother, Helen Truesdell Heath, in June 1968, and by Lucy Adams, his high-school teacher of mathematics in 1966, 1966-1968
Truesdell's recollections of his grandmother, Alice Feldman Walker
Miscellaneous autobiographical papers
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3W111 Miscellaneous photographs [1921-1983]
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86-31/36 Description of the products of his work at the Radiation Laboratory, M.I.T., 1944-1946, dated January 24, 1946
Main drawings produced under his direction at the Radiation Laboratory and his identification badge
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86-31/37 Contents and abstracts of volumes of Truesdell's manuscript correspondence with Toupin, Ericksen, and Noll, the volumes themselves being still in his possession
Correspondence with the Bohr library, 1964-1984
Draft of the prospectus for books written and edited by Truesdell for Springer-Verlag, August 26, 1983
First and second proofs of books written and edited by Truesdell for Springer-Verlag, 1984
Hydro-mechanics, unpublished article by Paul Neményi which served as Truesdell's main introduction to continuum mechanics
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86-31/38 Papers, memoranda, and notes, (excluding those by Truesdell) of the Theoretical Mechanics Subdivision, U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland, [Truesdell directed this group], 1946-1948
Formal data, including vita, bibliography, and list of public lectures, 1984 and undated
Unrecorded lectures for which notes have been preserved, 1942-1951, and lectures, 1942-1984
List of Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III Papers prepared by Truesdell, used as basis for Archives of American Mathematics inventory



 

Series 15 - Published works

[For publication numbers see list of published works in Box 39, folder 1]
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86-31/39 List of published works
Abstracts, problems and queries
Three Lectures on Mathematics and Mechanics
Scientific papers, 1943-1950 (Bound volume)
Scientific papers, 1951-1953 (Bound volume).
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86-31/40 Scientific papers, 1954-1956 (Bound volume)
Publication nos. 6, 7A, 9, 13P, 14P, 15, 16P, 19P, 22P, 23P, 24, 26L1, 29P, 32P, 35P
Publication nos. 43R, 44R, 48P, 64P, 72L, 72R, 73R
Publication nos. 76, 79L1, 79L1T, 79L3, 80T1, 80T2, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94
Publication nos. 95, 96, 97, 98, 98P, 98R, 99.
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86-31/41 Publication no. 100
Publication nos. 101, 102, 104, 104P, 105, 106, 107P, 108, 109
Publication nos. 109TE, 110, 111A, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 117T, 118
Publication no. 119
Publication nos. 120, 120L, 120R1, 120R2, 121, 122, 123
Publication nos. 124, 125, 126, 126L, 127, 127T, 128, 128 addendum, 128 2nd addendum, 129, 130, 131, 131 corrections
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86-31/42 Publication nos. 132, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139, 140, 140TE, 141, 142, 143, 144, 144P1, 144P2, 144P2T, 144RE part 1, 146, 147
Publication nos. 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153T1, 153TE
Publication nos. 154L1, 154L2, 154L3, 154L4, 154L5, 154L6
Publication nos. 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160 & 161, 160C, 161, 162, 163, 163L1, 163L2, 163T
Publication nos. 164, 164T, 165P, 165TE, 166, 167, 168, 169
Publication nos. 170, 170T, 171, 172, 172A, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 181C, 184, 184T, 185, 185 corrections, 185A, 185T
Publication no. 186
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86-31/43 Publication nos. 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195
Publication no. 196
Publication nos. 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 202T, 203, 203A, 203PT, 203R, 204, 205, 207, 207L, 208, 209, 210
Publication nos. 212, 213A, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222
Publication nos. 223, 225P, 225RE, 226, 227A, 228 & 229, 230, 230A
Publication nos. 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 236T, 237, 238, 238T, 239, 240, 241, 242



 

Series 16 - Additions

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86-31/44 Materials connected with An idiot's fugitive essays on science, publication number 243, 1984:
Drafts of texts published only or finally in An idiot's fugitive essays, 1978-1981
Manuscript as sent to press, 1981 or 1982
Index of names mentioned in manuscript sent to press, 1981-1982
Artwork for manuscript, 1982-1983
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86-31/OS1 Galley proofs and some revised galleys
First page proofs, autumn 1983
Second page proofs, early 1984
Third page proofs, partial, spring 1984
Fourth page proofs, partial, June 1984
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86-31/44 Materials connected with the second printing, revised and augmented, 1987
Miscellaneous:
"Great scientists of old as heretics in "The Scientific Method," the Page-Barbour Lectures at the University of Virginia, lectures number 657-659 and the book of the same title, publication number 250
"What did Gibbs and Carathéodory leave us about thermodynamics?," lecture number 633, June 6, 1983, and publication number 247
"A third line of argument in thermodynamics," publication number 246, manuscript, revised manuscript, and four proofs, June 10, 1983
Miscellaneous originals and short manuscripts, 1983-1989
Materials connected with Rational thermodynamics second edition, publication number 244, 1984:
Historical introit:
Parts of lecture number 597, Atlanta, December 15, 1980, revised to make the first draft of the Historical introit
Second draft, (first complete manuscript), November 1982
Third draft, February 12, 1983
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86-31/45 Third draft with corrections converting it to the fourth, summer 1983, and some later corrections of the fourth
Final manuscript for the printer (corrections made on the manuscript sent in March 1983), July 1983
Thermodynamics for beginners, second, third and fourth drafts, 1982
Preface and appendices to lecture eight, 1982-1983
Final entire typescript of Truesdell's own additions, (including above), 1983
Manuscript sent to press, 1983
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86-31/OS2 Proofs:
Galley proofs
First page proofs
Second page proofs
Third page proofs
Miscellaneous:
Plaque from the Society for Natural Philosophy, 1985
Music
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86-31/45 Debating letters won at Los Angeles High School, 1935-1936, freshman football numerals from Cal Tech, 1938, and high school pins, 1933-1936
Unpublished papers, rejected papers, original manuscripts of papers translated or mangled by editors, 1942-1967
Notes on research never completed from the period 1946-1970
Cancelled pages from the lectures on statistical mechanics, before 1958
Work on the design of piston rings done for Perfect Circle Corp., 1952-1955 on which is based publication number 118, 1961
Work on diffusion preparatory for Mechanical basic of diffusion, publication number 126, 1962
De pressionibus negativis in sinu et in pariete regionis fluido viscoso moventi impletae schedula, quam conscripsit C. Truesdell apud Universitatem Johns Hopkins Baltimorae et amico mechanicoque illustrissimo B. Finzi ob diem natalem sepuagesimum dedicavit
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86-31/46 Is there a philosophy of science?, [lecture?] numbers 417, 425, 459, 522, 1971-1972, 1976
Elementary thermodynamics, Georgia Institute of Technology, fall 1974
Draft of a projected joint book with S. Passman based on notes for Truesdell's course on elementary thermodynamics, Georgia Institute of Technology, fall 1974
Unfinished manuscript on frame indifference in the kinetic theory of gases
Manuscripts on Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of deformable bodies
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of deformable bodies,typescript of the first draft, December 1984 with corrections making the second, 1 985
Classical thermodynamics cleansed and cured, 1985, publication number 248 and the corrected and revised text of 1987, circulated in 1988-1989
Corrections for the reprinting of Elements of continuum mechanics, 1985
Review of The higher calculus: A history of complex analysis from Euler to Weierstrass by Umberto Bottazzini
On the vorticity numbers of monotonous motions, publication number 253, 1988
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)
Sophie Germain:
Drafts of the review of Bucciarelli and Dworsky's book "Sophie Germain," end of December 1981-spring 1982
Drafts of the review of Bucciarelli and Dworsky's book "Sophie Germain," late spring 1982
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86-31/47 Drafts of the review of Bucciarelli and Dworsky's book, "Sophie Germain," summer 1983
Draft, June 1, 1984
Major revision begun December 21, 1984 and completed December 31 of that year, followed by revision of January 1985 for §5
Draft of March 1985 converted to that of April 1985 followed by revision of §6, 1987, and a further revision as a progress report on an NSF grant, March 1, 1989
Of what use is the history of the mechanical sciences? (A che serve la storia delle scienze matematiche?) Lecture for the 900th [?] anniversary of the University of Bologna, 1987
Editorial for the 100th volume of Archives for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, publication number 252
Notes and texts of lectures of 1986-1989 made the basis of papers still incomplete in 1989
Reviews:
List of reviews
Reviews, A-G, 1949-1971
Reviews, H-O, 1949-1971
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86-31/48 Reviews, P-Z, 1949-1971
Black binder containing master copy of first edition, with corrections through May 1986
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86-31/49 Loose sheets, in roughly chronological order, most recent on top, for sheets providing corrections and additions for "A First Course in Rational Continuum Mechanics," volume one, second edition, and volume two, 1984-1989



 

Series 17. Archive for History of Exact Sciences

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2010-045/49 Letters to Oscar. B. Sheynin, 1971-1973