Publisher Information: 1946.
Schwinger, Julian (1918-94). Atomic basis of the Maxwell equations. Reproduced typescript. 84ff. 280 x 218 mm. N.p., n.d. . In stiff folder with metal fasteners, typewritten label on front cover, some wear and fraying. Very good.
Unpublished lecture delivered at MIT’s Radiation Laboratory just prior to his departure from the lab to join the physics faculty at Harvard. Portions of this lecture, reworked and augmented, were later incorporated into Milton and Schwinger’s Electromagnetic Radiation: Variational Methods, Waveguides and Accelerators (2006), a graduate-level textbook based on Schwinger’s wartime work at the Rad Lab.
Schwinger’s lectures played an important role “as a means of disseminating his ideas to his entourage . . . Schwinger’s beautifully prepared lectures were an inspiration to his students, as well as a constant source of surprise, because he would always take up topics which had emerged in his own research . . . For many years, those attending Schwinger’s lectures were offered very precious and the latest unpublished information that almost nobody else anywhere had access to” (Mehra, Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger, p. 154).Book Id: 51014