Henry G. Booker Papers, 1936-1988 (MSS 93)

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Professional papers of Henry G. Booker (1910-1988), mathematician and physicist trained at Cambridge University in the 1930s. His research focused on radio wave propagation, during a long teaching career first at Cambridge University (1936-1947) and, subsequently, at Cornell University (1948-1964), and the University of California, San Diego where he founded the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1965-1988).

Henry George Booker was born in England in 1910 and became a U.S. citizen in 1952. He earned his degrees from Cambridge University (B.A. 1933, pure and applied mathematics; Ph.D. 1936, ionospheric physics). Booker became a Fellow of Christ's College in 1935, where he studied radio wave propagation. He later took a leave of absence to continue this research as a Visiting Scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.

During World War II, Booker conducted theoretical research for the Royal Air Force that led to developments in the understanding of antennas and radio wave propagation. After the war he returned to Christ's College to teach until 1948 when he became a professor of electrical engineering and engineering physics at Cornell University. After serving as director of Cornell's School of Electrical Engineering and associate director of the Cornell Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, he moved on to the University of California, San Diego to start the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 1965. He became emeritus professor of applied physics in 1978 and died in 1988.

His research throughout his years at UCSD was concerned with electromagnetism, cold plasma waves, and radio waves. Booker had a great interest in the quality of both undergraduate teaching of physics and in the graduate curriculum. He also advised many graduate students. He was equally active in his own theoretical research, receiving grants from the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Among his many honors, Booker was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1954 and made a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1960. In 1978 the Union of Radio Science elected Booker honorary president. He was named an honorary professor at Wuhan University in China in 1981. Booker authored four books: An Approach to Electrical Science (1959), A Vector Approach to Oscillations (1965), Energy in Electromagnetism (1982), and Cold Plasma Waves (1984, also translated into Chinese).

The Henry G. Booker Papers document Booker's professional career as a scientist and instructor at Cambridge University (1936-1947), Cornell University (1948-1964), and the University of California, San Diego (1965-1988). The materials date from 1936 through 1988, with the bulk dating from 1970 through 1988, a time representing Booker's tenure as a professor in the Department of Engineering at UCSD. Correspondence, lecture notes, examinations, reprints, notebooks and loose research notes, reports, grants and contracts comprise the collection with teaching materials representing the greatest quantity. Teaching materials are in some cases simultaneously manuscript drafts for text books. Arranged in nine series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL , 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) TEACHING, 4) WRITINGS, 5) CONTRACTS AND GRANTS, 6) SUBJECT FILES, 7) ORGANIZATIONS, 8) TRAVEL, and 9) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL: Miscellaneous biographical material such as curriculum vitae, a nomination for the Marconi Fellowship, and documentation from the Institute for Science Information identifying "A Theory of Radio Scattering in the Troposphere" by Booker as one of the most cited papers in its field.

Box 1 Folder 1
Biographies and curriculum vitae
Box 1 Folder 2
Current Contents - History of Booker's most cited publication
Box 1 Folder 3
Marconi Fellowship - Nomination for ninth annual award, 1982

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in two subseries: A) General and B) Reviews.

A) General: Correspondence which spans the dates 1974-1988 and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name. Correspondents include Jack Ratcliffe, Barry Uscinski, Dallas K. Lankford, and Kenneth Budden. The Budden correspondence is notable for describing how Booker came to be interested in radio propagation as an undergraduate student at Cambridge. The letters describe Booker's first meeting and early tutelage under Jack Ratcliffe at Cambridge, Booker's early career, and some of his radio wave propagation research with Ratcliffe. Also notable in this series is a letter to Edward Stern discussing some of the problems encountered with setting up the UCSD engineering department.

B) Reviews: Copies of formal reviews conducted by Booker of others' papers and proposals.

General

Box 1 Folder 4
Abelson, Philip H. - Bertram, Sidney
Box 1 Folder 5
Bertram, Sidney, 1985
Box 1 Folder 6
Benyon, Granville - Budden, Kenneth
Box 1 Folder 7
Budden, Kenneth - Kirby, Richard
Box 1 Folder 8 Oversize FB-042-11
Ferguson, Jerry A, 1977 - 1985
Box 1 Folder 9
Klostermeyer, J. - Lankford, Dallas
Box 1 Folder 10
Le, Gioi - Morrison, P.R
Box 1 Folder 11
Polk, Charles, 1980
Box 2 Folder 1
Ratcliffe, Jack - Ticoles, Gus
Box 2 Folder 2
Uscinski, Barry, 1981 - 1983
Box 2 Folder 3
Von Biel, H. Andreas - Young, Worchester

Reviews

Box 2 Folder 4-7
Reviews, 1973 - 1988
Box 2 Folder 8-9
C. Hines' Lorentz correction manuscript, 1976

TEACHING

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) TEACHING. Arranged in four subseries: A) Cornell, B) UCSD, C) Examinations, and D) Course and Professor Evaluations.

A) Cornell: Arranged in alphabetical order with material from 1957-1966. This subseries contains lecture notes and course texts for several undergraduate mathematics and calculus courses taught by Booker at Cornell. Included here are course notes later published as a textbook, A Vector Approach to Oscillations (1965).

B) UCSD: Items that relate to undergraduate and graduate courses taught by Booker at UCSD from 1973 to 1988. The series is arranged alphabetically by course and contains lecture notes, texts, syllabi, and other miscellaneous materials for the various courses that Booker taught. Included in this subseries are course notes which were later published as textbooks, Energy in Electromagnetism (1982) and Cold Plasma Waves (1984).

It is important to note that during Booker's tenure at UCSD, the Physics Department was renamed twice. The materials in this subseries reflect these changes. Within the files, the department and course titles will variously be labeled "APIS" (Applied Physics and Information Science) 1964-1979, "EECS" (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) 1980-1986, and "ECE" (Electrical and Computer Engineering) 1987-1988. Booker's file headings do not always reflect the changes. Course materials from a later year may be filed under an earlier heading, and vice versa (i.e. materials for EECS 131 may be filed under the file heading, and with materials, for ECE 131). This has been simplified on the container list by leaving department initials off altogether and organizing material according to course description (i.e. Electromagnetic fields in free space 131A).

C) Examinations: Midterm and final examinations for UCSD science and physics courses taught by Booker from 1970-1988. Exams are arranged by course number and filed chronologically. Some examinations include solutions to the problems.

D) Course and Professor Evaluations: Student evaluations for course number 131 from Fall 1985 to Spring 1987. These files offer some interesting insight into students' perceptions of Booker's teaching ability and style.

Cornell

Box 2 Folder 10
Basic Electrical Engin.: An Approach to Theory of Alternating Current Networks, Course 4111, 1957
Box 3 Folder 1-8 Oversize FB-042-06-10
Calculations for systems course - Diagrams and computations, 1962 - 1964

26 leaves from this folder were placed in an oversize flat box

Box 3 Folder 9-11
Complex numbers, undated
Box 3 Folder 12
Mathematical methods, Part 1, undated
Box 4 Folder 1
Mathematical methods, Part 2, undated
Box 4 Folder 2
Unified Field Theory of Electric Machines by R.N. Sudan, undated

Vector Calculus for Oscillations

Box 4 Folder 3-4
Solutions to problems, 1960
Box 4 Folder 5-8
Preface - chapter 12, 1962
Box 5 Folder 1-2
Chapters 13 - 14, 1962
Box 5 Folder 3
Summarizing exercises, 1962
Box 5 Folder 4-7
Chapters 4 - 11 and appendices, 1966
Box 5 Folder 8-9
Part 3 - Energy Flow in Linear Systems, undated
Box 6 Folder 1-2
Part 4 - Transform Analysis of Linear Systems, undated
Box 6 Folder 3-6
Problems parts 1-4, undated
Box 6 Folder 7-8
Solutions to miscellaneous problems, undated

University of California, San Diego

Cold Plasma Waves

Box 6 Folder 9
Lecture notes, reprints, etc., 1972 - 1978
Box 7 Folder 1-4
Lecture notes, reprints, etc., 1972 - 1978
Box 7 Folder 5-7
Typescript chapters 1 - 18, 1983
Box 8 Folder 1
Typescript chapters 12 - 18, 1983

Cold Plasma Waves 248

Box 8 Folder 2-4
Lecture notes written for China trip I, 1981
Box 8 Folder 5-6
Lecture notes written for China trip II, 1981
Box 8 Folder 7
Term paper topics, syllabi, correspondence, etc., 1977 - 1985

Cold Plasma Waves 248A

Box 8 Folder 8
Lecture notes, 1977
Box 9 Folder 1-2
Lecture notes, 1984 - 1987

Cold Plasma Waves 248B

Box 9 Folder 3-8
Class notes, chapters 1 - 15, 1984
Box 10 Folder 1-2
Class notes, chapters 16 - 18 and symbols, 1984
Box 10 Folder 3-6
Lecture notes, 1983, 1987

Cold Plasma Waves 248C

Box 11 Folder 1
Exact wave solutions, undated
Box 11 Folder 2-5
Lecture notes, 1982 - 1983

Electromagnetic Fields in Free Space 131A

Box 11 Folder 6
Diagrams for book 1, 1980
Box 11 Folder 7-8
Class notes, preface - chapter 3, 1980
Box 12 Folder 1-4
Class notes, chapters 4 - 13, 1980
Box 12 Folder 5-7
Lecture notes, 1983, 1986-1987
Box 12 Folder 8
Lecture notes, "PA", 1987
Box 13 Folder 1-3
Problems, chapters 1 - 13, 1979

Electromagnetic Fields in Materials 131B

Box 13 Folder 4
Diagrams for book 2, 1980
Box 13 Folder 5-6
Lecture notes, syllabi, CAPE, 1986 - 1988
Box 13 Folder 7-8
Lecture notes and syllabi, 1988
Box 14 Folder 1
Lecture notes, "PB", undated
Box 14 Folder 2-7
Problems, 1979
Box 14 Folder 8-9
Text, 1980
Box 15 Folder 1-6
Text, 1980
Box 15 Folder 7-8
Electromagnetism 101, 1973

Energy in Electromagnetism 131C

Box 15 Folder 9-10
Class notes, preface - chapter 3, 1981
Box 16 Folder 1-5
Class notes, chapters 4 - 14 , appendices A-D, 1981
Box 16 Folder 6-7
Lecture notes, etc., 1980 - 1981
Box 16 Folder 8
Lecture notes, etc., 1986
Box 17 Folder 1-4
Lecture notes, etc., 1986, undated
Box 17 Folder 5-8
Problems, 1981
Box 18 Folder 1-4
Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism, 1969 - 1970
Box 19 Folder 1-4
Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism, 1970
Box 20 Folder 1
Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism, 1970
Box 20 Folder 2
Science 2B and 2C, 1970 - 1971
Box 20 Folder 3
Science 2C - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism, chapters 15 - 32, 1971
Box 20 Folder 4
Science 4A, 1971
Box 20 Folder 5
Solutions to problems in Electricity and Magnetism, 1 - 14, undated
Box 21 Folder 1-2
Solutions to problems in Electricity and Magnetism, 1 - 32, undated

Exams

Box 21 Folder 3
101A examinations, 1973 - 1976
Box 21 Folder 4
101B examinations, 1973 - 1975
Box 22 Folder 1-3
131A examinations, 1975 - 1987
Box 23 Folder 1-3
131B examinations, 1976 - 1988
Box 24 Folder 1-3
131C examinations, 1976 - 1988
Box 24 Folder 4
Science 2B examinations, 1970 - 1971
Box 24 Folder 5
Science 2C examinations, 1970 - 1971

Course and Professor Evaluations

Box 25 Folder 1
EECS 131 - Fall 1985
Box 25 Folder 2
EECS 131 - Winter 1986
Box 25 Folder 3
EECS 131 - Spring 1986
Box 25 Folder 4
EECS 131 - Spring 1987

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) WRITINGS. Arranged in three subseries: A) Published, B) Unpublished, and C) Notebooks.

A) Published: Arranged chronologically by year of publication, from 1938-1987. Included in this subseries are books, journal articles and reprints written by Booker. This subseries contains primarily original typescripts with some drafts and edits included. Some files also contain correspondence with publishers, proofs, and originals of diagrams.

B) Unpublished: A variety of unpublished materials such as lecture notes, reports, notations, and calculations generated in Booker's career as an instructor and theorist. The material is organized chronologically with the undated material following in alphabetical order by title. The subseries includes handwritten and typed manuscripts and notes, transparencies, calculations, equations, and miscellaneous research data.

C) Notebooks: Notebooks compiled by Booker which have been left intact. They house a variety of material including lecture notes, topical files, and bibliographies. Notebooks are arranged alphabetically by title.

Published

Box 25 Folder 5
Application of the magneto-ionic theory to the ionosphere, 1934
Box 25 Folder 6
Oblique propagation of electromagnetic waves in a slowly-varying non-isotropic medium, 1936
Box 25 Folder 7
Propagation of wave-packets incident obliquely upon a stratified doubly refracting ionosphere, 1938
Box 25 Folder 8
Ionospheric investigation concerning the lorentz polarization-correction, 1938
Box 25 Folder 9
Slot aerials and their relation to complementary wire aerials (Babinet's prin.), 1946
Box 25 Folder 10
Elements of wave propagation using the impedance concept, 1947
Box 25 Folder 11
Mode theory of tropospheric refraction and its relation to wave-guides and diffract., 1947
Box 25 Folder 12
Radio refraction in the atmosphere, 1948
Box 25 Folder 13
Some problems in radio meteorology, 1948
Box 25 Folder 14
Application of the magneto-ionic theory to radio waves incident obliquely upon a horizontally-stratified ionosphere, 1949
Box 25 Folder 15
Concept of an angular spectrum of plane waves, and its relation to that of polar diagram and aperture distribution, 1950
Box 25 Folder 16
Relation between the sommerfeld theory of radio propagation over a flat earth and the theory of diffraction at a straight edge, 1950
Box 25 Folder 17
Diffraction from an irregular screen with applications to ionospheric problems, 1950
Box 25 Folder 18
Theory of radio scattering in the troposphere, 1950
Box 25 Folder 19
Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: an outline of the magneto-ionic theory, 1950
Box 25 Folder 20
Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: theory of magnetic storms and auroras, 1950
Box 25 Folder 21
New kind of radio propagation at very high frequencies observable over long distances, 1952
Box 25 Folder 22
What is wrong with engineering education?, 1954
Box 25 Folder 23
Theory of radio transmission by tropospheric scattering using very narrow beams, 1955
Box 25 Folder 24
Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: some practical aspects of auroral propagation, 1955
Box 25 Folder 25
On the level at which fading is imposed on waves reflected vertically from the ionosphere, 1955
Box 25 Folder 26
Theory of scattering by nonisotropic irregularities with application to radar reflections from the aurora, 1956
Box 25 Folder 27
Turbulence in the ionosphere with applications to meteor-trails, radio-star scintillation, auroral radar echoes, and other phenomena, 1956
Box 25 Folder 28
Theory of long-duration meteor-echoes based on atmospheric turbulence with experimental confirmation, 1956
Box 25 Folder 29
Approach to the theory of alternating current networks, 1957
Box 25 Folder 30
Role of stratospheric scattering in radio communication, 1957
Box 25 Folder 31
Concerning ionospheric turbulence at the meteoric level, 1958
Box 25 Folder 32
Radar studies of the aurora, 1960
Box 25 Folder 33
Local reduction of f-region ionization due to missile transit, 1961
Box 25 Folder 34
Guidance of radio and hydromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere, 1962
Box 25 Folder 35
University education and applied science, 1963
Box 26 Folder 1
Vector approach to oscillations, 1964
Box 26 Folder 2
Academic organization in physical science, 1964
Box 26 Folder 3
Effects of ions on low frequency and very low frequency propagation in an abnormally ionized atmosphere, 1964
Box 26 Folder 4
Dispersion of waves in a cold magnetoplasma from hydromagnetic to whistler frequencies, 1965
Box 26 Folder 5
Theorem concerning reflection from a plane stratified medium, 1968
Box 26 Folder 6
Simple methods for calculating lf and vlf reflection loss in the disturbed lower ionosphere, 1968
Box 26 Folder 7
Comparative study of ionospheric measurement techniques, 1970
Box 26 Folder 8
Transmission of electromagnetic waves through normal and disturbed ionospheres, 1970
Box 26 Folder 9
Ionosphere as the secondary conductor of a transformer for elf, 1973
Box 26 Folder 10
Fifty years of the ionosphere. The early years - electromagnetic theory, 1974
Box 26 Folder 11
Radar communications antenna-siting for low-angle radiation at high frequencies, 1975
Box 26 Folder 12
Role of the magnetosphere in satellite and radio-star scintillation, 1975
Box 26 Folder 13
Electromagnetic and hydromagnetic waves in a cold magnetoplasma, 1975
Box 26 Folder 14
Developments in the theory of radio propagation, 1900-1950, 1975
Box 26 Folder 15
Fitting of multi-region ionospheric profiles of electron density by a single analytic function of height, 1976 - 1977
Box 26 Folder 16
Is the teaching of electricity and magnetism in need of change?, 1977
Box 26 Folder 17
Relation between ionospheric profiles and elf propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line, 1977
Box 26 Folder 18
Theoretical model for equatorial ionospheric spread - f echoes in hf and vhf bands, 1978
Box 26 Folder 19
Use of refractive scattering to explain shf scintillations, 1979
Box 26 Folder 20
Role of acoustic gravity waves in the generation of spread f and ionospheric scintillation, 1979
Box 26 Folder 21
Acoustic gravity waves, travelling ionospheric disturbances, spread f and ionospheric scintillation, 1979
Box 26 Folder 22
Weak scattering theory applied to equatorial ionospheric scintillation for a , 1980
Box 26 Folder 23
Application of a simplified theory of elf propagation to a simplified worldwide model of the ionosphere, 1980
Box 26 Folder 24
Intensity fluctuations due to a deep phase screen with a power-law spectrum, 1981
Box 26 Folder 25
Theory of refractive scattering in scintillation phenomena, 1981
Box 26 Folder 26
Application of refractive scintillation theory to radio transmission through the ionosphere and the solar wind, and to reflection from a rough ocean, 1981
Box 26 Folder 27
Quantitative explanation of strong multi-frequency intensity scintillation spectra using refractive scattering, 1981
Box 27 Folder 1-7
Energy in Electromagnetism, 1980 - 1982
Box 27 Folder 8
Theory of radio scattering in the troposphere, 1982
Box 27 Folder 9
Scattering theory of vhf transequatorial propagation, 1983
Box 27 Folder 10
Simplified theory of elf propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line, 1983

Cold Plasma Waves

Box 27 Folder 11-12
Correspondence, 1982 - 1987
Box 28 Folder 1-2
Correspondence with Peter Peregrinus, 1980 - 1987
Box 28 Folder 3
Deleted chapter 4
Box 28 Folder 4 Oversize FB-042-12
Diagrams

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Box 28 Folder 5
Editor's notes and figure captions
Box 28 Folder 6
Errata sheet
Box 28 Folder 7
Application of a scattering theory of vhf transequatorial propagation, 1984
Box 28 Folder 8
Application of refractive scintillation theory to laser transmission through the atmosphere near ground level, 1985
Box 28 Folder 9
Comparison between the extended-medium and the phase-screen scintillation theories, 1985
Box 28 Folder 10
Use of scintillation theory to explain frequency-spread on f-region ionograms, 1986
Box 28 Folder 11
Scintillation theory - a simplified treatment, 1986
Box 28 Folder 12
Scintillation theory of the fading of hf waves returned from the f-region: receiver near transmitter, 1987
Box 28 Folder 13
Scintillation theory of fading in long distance hf ionospheric communications, 1987

Unpublished

Box 29 Folder 1-2
Wireless waves, 1936
Box 29 Folder 3
Troposphere refraction, 1961
Box 29 Folder 4
Rocket-generated mechanical waves in the ionosphere, 1962
Box 29 Folder 5
Cold plasma waves - Lecture given in England, 1964
Box 29 Folder 6
Some thoughts on the UCSD college system, 1965
Box 29 Folder 7
Miscellaneous writings, 1972
Box 29 Folder 8-9
Electromagnetic radiation from high-energy electrons coherently ejected in an atmosphere under the influence of an imposed magnetic field, 1972
Box 29 Folder 10
Magneto-ionic theory calculations, 1974
Box 29 Folder 11
M I O (magneto-ionic) theory calculations 1, 1974
Box 30 Folder 1
Concept of a radio frequency camera, 1974
Box 30 Folder 2-4
ELF (extremely low frequency) propagation, 1974 - 1982
Box 30 Folder 5
Quiet ionosphere, 1975
Box 30 Folder 6
Vat's observations, 1975 - 1981
Box 30 Folder 7-8
Ion-acoustic waves, 1975 - 1976

ELF (extremely low frequency)

Box 30 Folder 9
Calculations, 1976
Box 31 Folder 1
Calculations - final program, 1976
Box 31 Folder 2-3
Behroozi, 1976 - 1979
Box 31 Folder 4
Flow of energy across the antipodal region of an elf transmitter, 1977
Box 31 Folder 5
Label samples, 1977
Box 31 Folder 6
Masters, 1977
Box 31 Folder 7
Scintillation, UCSD, 1977
Box 31 Folder 8 Oversize FB-042-13
Scintillation, Naval Underwater Systems Center, 1977 - 1978

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ELF (extremely low frequency)

Box 31 Folder 9
Part 1, 1979
Box 32 Folder 1
Part 2, 1979
Box 32 Folder 2-4
Reflection heights, 1979
Box 32 Folder 5-9 Oversize FB-042-14
Majidi-Ahy calculations, 1979 - 1980

20 leaves from this folder were placed in an oversize flat box

Box 33 Folder 1
Majidi-Ahy calculations, 1979 - 1980
Box 33 Folder 2
Original diagrams, 1980
Box 33 Folder 3
Thick scintillating layer calculations, 1980
Box 33 Folder 4-6
Radiation of plasma waves, 1981
Box 33 Folder 7
Cold plasma wave calculations, 1982
Box 33 Folder 8
Comments on spaceborne ELF systems, 1982
Box 33 Folder 9
Fourth moment equation, 1983
Box 33 Folder 10
Laser calculations, 1984
Box 34 Folder 1-2
Spread f calculations, 1984
Box 34 Folder 3
Frequency spread and single-layer program for hf ionospheric scintillation incorporating earth's curvature, 1987
Box 34 Folder 4-5
Advanced network theory, undated
Box 34 Folder 6-7
Antennas, undated
Box 34 Folder 8-9
Booker paper - Transparencies, undated
Box 34 Folder 10
Branch points in complex w plane, undated
Box 35 Folder 1 Oversize FB-042-15
Calculations for 131, undated

6 leaves from this folder were placed in an oversize flat box

Box 35 Folder 2-3
Calculations - Miscellaneous, undated
Box 35 Folder 4
Curves for two ion species, undated
Box 35 Folder 5
E. M. (electro-magnetic) theory, undated
Box 35 Folder 6
Graphs - Miscellaneous, undated
Box 35 Folder 7
Heights of reflection - Preliminary version, undated
Box 35 Folder 8
Horizontal structure in ionosphere, undated
Box 35 Folder 9
Hydromagnetic waves B and Dyce originals, undated
Box 35 Folder 10-12
Ionospheric refraction, undated
Box 35 Folder 13
M I O (magneto-ionic) calculations 2, undated
Box 36 Folder 1-2
Notes, undated
Box 36 Folder 3
Plasma waves talk, undated
Box 36 Folder 4
Preliminary calculations, undated
Box 36 Folder 5
Profiles, undated
Box 36 Folder 6-8
Radio waves, undated
Box 36 Folder 9
Slides - Miscellaneous, undated
Box 36 Folder 10-11
Stanford and Kwajalein, undated
Box 37 Folder 1-3
Surface propagation, undated
Box 37 Folder 4
Transmission lines, undated
Box 37 Folder 5-6
Turbulent scattering, undated
Box 37 Folder 7-8
Untitled, undated
Box 37 Folder 9 Oversize FB-042-16
Vat's (Hati Om) scintillation, undated

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Notebooks

Box 38 Folder 1
Differential equations, Courant, 1945
Box 38 Folder 2
Elasticity, Mr. Dean, undated
Box 38 Folder 3-4
Occasional lectures, 1937 - 1948
Box 38 Folder 5
Original graphs for hydromagnetic waves, 1963
Box 38 Folder 6-7
References, 1900 - 1957
Box 39 Folder 1
Reflections of waves from a stratified non-conducting medium, undated
Box 39 Folder 2
Sound propagation
Box 39 Folder 3
Stanford notebooks 1 and 2, 1960
Box 39 Folder 4
Theory of ionospheric radio propagation, 1952

CONTRACTS AND GRANTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) CONTRACTS AND GRANTS: Materials that relate to Booker's association with outside agencies for funding. The files are organized alphabetically by agency name and name of project. In most cases the files include a copy of the grant proposal or contract, correspondence, and some budgetary or accounting materials. The CONTRACTS AND GRANTS series primarily contains documentation of research funded by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico from 1983 to 1987, the National Science Foundation from 1978 through 1988, and the Office of Naval Research, which funded Booker's research on extremely low frequency wave propagation from 1975-1980.

Box 39 Folder 5
Computer Sciences Corporation - Hf ray and attenuation calculations, 1978
Box 39 Folder 6
Instructional Improvement Grant - To publish class notes for "Cold Plasma Waves", 1982

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Box 39 Folder 7-8
An investigation into theoretical explanation of f-spread data taken at Jicamarca, Peru, 1984
Box 40 Folder 1
Investigation of correlation scales, fading rates, directions of arrival and bandwidths for hf reflection from the ionospheric f region, 1986
Box 40 Folder 2
Theory of ionospheric spread f in the hf band, 1983
Box 40 Folder 3
World-wide fading characteristics for hf radio propagation using multi-layer ionosphere, 1987

National Science Foundation

Box 40 Folder 4-5
Effect of ionospheric fluctuations on f region ionograms and on radio communications in the hf band, 1984 - 1985
Box 40 Folder 6-8
Fourth moment partial differential equation of scintillation theory, with applications to the troposphere, the ionosphere and the solar wind, 1981 - 1983
Box 40 Folder 9
New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes, 1978
Box 40 Folder 10
New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes, renewal, 1979
Box 41 Folder 1-2
New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes, renewal, 1979 - 1980
Box 41 Folder 3-4
Quantitative world-wide study of fading in ionospheric radio communications in the hf band based on scintillation theory, 1985 - 1987
Box 41 Folder 5
Quantitative world-wide study of fading in ionospheric radio communications in the hf band based on scintillation theory II - Proposal, 1987 - 1988

Office of Naval Research

Box 41 Folder 6
Accounts, 1975 - 1978
Box 41 Folder 7-8
ELF (extremely low freq.) propagation involving simultaneous reflection from the d and e regions, 1978
Box 41 Folder 9-10
ELF (extremely low freq.) propagation in and below the ionosphere, 1975
Box 42 Folder 1-3
Relation between ionospheric profiles and ELF propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line, 1976 - 1977
Box 42 Folder 4-5
Simplified theory of ELF propagation in the earth-ionosphere, 1980

SUBJECT FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) SUBJECT FILES: Arranged alphabetically by title, this series includes material pertaining to such subjects as a debate Booker had with Kenneth Budden of Cambridge University regarding approximations of QL/QT. The controversy arose from Budden's review of Booker's manuscript for Cold Plasma Waves. Also of note is Booker's file on Jacov Alpert, a Soviet "refusnik" wishing to emigrate. Booker corresponded with Alpert from 1977 through 1988 and was successful in getting the UCSD physics department to offer Alpert a position should he be given permission to leave the Soviet Union.

Other topics in the SUBJECT FILE series are found in the files "History of electromagnetic theory" and "History of ionosphere." These files contain materials that relate to Booker's correspondence with historians regarding the history of electromagnetic and ionospheric theory. Of special interest is his correspondence with Stewart Gillmor and others, regarding an unpublished 1926 manuscript by Austrian physicist Wilhelm Altar. Gillmor contends that the manuscript, along with correspondence between Altar and Nobel Prize winner E.V. Appleton, seems to suggest that Appleton and Altar had a significant collaboration that was never acknowledged by Appleton. Correspondence between Gillmor, Booker, Jack Ratcliffe and others debate this suggestion and its implication for the history of magneto-ionic theory.

The file "Student victimization" explores the quality of undergraduate teaching in a research-oriented institution like UCSD by chronicling the 1973 student accusations of negligent teaching against physics Professor Keith Brueckner. Also of interest are the files which document turbulent events at UCSD during the Vietnam War era. Booker was particularly interested in the kind of education received by engineering students. This interest is evident in the subject files which contain collected articles pertaining to the quality and purpose of teaching university level physics and engineering.

Box 42 Folder 6-7
Alpert, Jacov, 1977 - 1988
Box 42 Folder 8-9
Articles for quotation, 1956 - 1973
Box 43 Folder 1-2
Articles for quotation, 1956 - 1973
Box 43 Folder 3-4
Budden, Kenneth and Jack Ratcliffe
Box 43 Folder 5-6
Disturbances on campus - Correspondence, clippings, reports, 1969 - 1971
Box 43 Folder 7
Energy conservation, 1965 - 1974
Box 43 Folder 8-9
History of the electromagnetic theory, 1977 - 1986
Box 44 Folder 1-2
History of the ionosphere, 1972 - 1986
Box 44 Folder 3-4
Incoherent scatter, 1949 - 1969
Box 44 Folder 5-6
Incoherent scattering, 1961 - 1964
Box 44 Folder 7
International reference ionosphere project, 1969 - 1979
Box 44 Folder 8
Panel to investigate use of Dept. of Defense funds by UCSD faculty, 1970
Box 45 Folder 1
Principle of relativity, undated
Box 45 Folder 2
Protests, 1970 - 1976

QL/QT controversy with K. Budden

Box 45 Folder 3
Angular approximations for waves in a cold magnetoplasma, 1983 - 1984
Box 45 Folder 4
Budden, 1983
Box 45 Folder 5
Heading, John, 1983 - 1984
Box 45 Folder 6
QL and QT approximations, 1983 - 1984
Box 45 Folder 7
QL/QT manuscript, 1983 - 1984
Box 45 Folder 8
Ratcliffe, Jack, 1987
Box 45 Folder 9
Security, 1984 - 1987
Box 45 Folder 10
S. I. - International System Units, 1974
Box 45 Folder 11-12
Student victimization, 1973 - 1976
Box 46 Folder 1-2
Systems explorations, 1962 - 1978
Box 46 Folder 3-5 Oversize FB-042-17
Transequatorial propagation, 1980
Box 46 Folder 6
Tropospheric reprints, 1973, 1976

ORGANIZATIONS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) ORGANIZATIONS: Materials relating to two of the organizations in which Booker was an active member: The National Academy of Science (NAS) and the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Of historical interest is the file "URSI Reorganization" which contains documents that relate to a formal reorganization of the Union in 1970-1971. The URSI materials contain copies of minutes, routine memos, group correspondence, and lecture notes for an assembly talk in 1981. The NAS material contains nomination and election correspondence for 1986-1988, regarding NAS Section 16 - the Atmospheric Group.

Box 46 Folder 7-8
National Academy of Sciences, 1979 - 1988

International Union of Radio Science (URSI)

Box 46 Folder 9
Assembly talk, 1981
Box 46 Folder 10-12
Post Florence, 1984 - 1988
Box 47 Folder 1-2
Reorganization, 1970 - 1972

TRAVEL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) TRAVEL: Materials on Booker's trip to China in 1981 and proposed trips to China, England, India and Israel. The proposed trips were canceled due to Booker's illness. The 1981 trip to China includes travel plans, itineraries, notes for lectures delivered by Booker, correspondence with Chinese colleagues and associates, reprints of Chinese scientists, and names and addresses of Chinese colleagues. Also included in this series is material related to a seminar in India commemorating S.K. Mitra which Booker did not actually attend, but he did contribute a paper.

China

Box 47 Folder 3
Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering, 1981
Box 47 Folder 4
Wuhan University 1, 1981

Wuhan University 2

Box 47 Folder 5
Correspondence, itineraries, etc., 1981
Box 47 Folder 6
Course at university, 1981
Box 47 Folder 7
Lectures at university, 1981
Box 47 Folder 8
Radio wave propagation and ionosphere studies, 1981
Box 47 Folder 9
Tianjin University, 1987

Chinese colleagues

Box 48 Folder 1
Huang, Zhong hao (Guangxi University), 1985 - 1986
Box 48 Folder 2
Lee, Fong, 1987
Box 48 Folder 3
Qing, Han, 1981 - 1983
Box 48 Folder 4
Song, Xiao-ting, 1981 - 1983
Box 48 Folder 5
Tiecheng, Li, 1985
Box 48 Folder 6
Tschu, Kang-Sun (re: Chang Man), 1988
Box 48 Folder 7
Zhang, Zun-Jie, 1981 - 1982
Box 48 Folder 8
Chinese desirous of visiting the U.S. - Correspondence, 1981 - 1986
Box 48 Folder 9
Chinese names and addresses, undated
Box 48 Folder 10-11
Chinese reprints

India

Box 48 Folder 12
S.K. Mitra Commemoration Seminar, Calcutta, 1985
Box 48 Folder 13
Visit, 1986 - 1987

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 9) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES: Originals of brittle or high acid content documents that have been photocopied.

Box 49-50
All folders in these boxes contain originals of preservation photocopies