Truesdell, C. (Clifford), 1919-2000

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C. Truesdell (1919- ) is a student of rational mechanics and its history. He was educated at the California Institute of Technology, and Brown and Princeton universities, and has held positions at the Naval Ordnance and Research Laboratories (1946-1951), Indiana University (1950-1961) and The Johns Hopkins University (1961- ).

From the description of Truesdell, C., papers, 1939-1989. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19504161

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.

From the guide to the C. Truesdell Papers, 86-31; 89-4., 1921-1989, (Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Mathematician and professor of rational mechanics at Johns Hopkins University, 1961- .

From the description of Papers, 1939-1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84004516

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referencedIn Adams, Lucy. Recollections of Clifford Truesdell, 1984. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Rivlin, Ronald S. Ronald S. Rivlin papers, circa 1940-2005. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Stephen G. Brush papers, 1888-2006, 1965-2000 University of Maryland
creatorOf Truesdell, C. (Clifford), 1919-2000. Papers, 1939-1984. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf C. Truesdell Papers, 86-31; 89-4., 1921-1989 Archives of American Mathematics, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Brush, Stephen G. Papers of Stephen G. Brush, 1888-2006 (bulk 1965-2000) University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
creatorOf Briggs, Asa, 1921-. Papers of the Page-Barbour and Richard Lecture Committees, 1963-1989. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Heath, Helen Truesdell. Recollections of the childhood of my son, Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, 1968. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Truesdell, C. (Clifford), 1919-. Truesdell, C., papers, 1939-1989. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
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associatedWith Adams, Lucy. person
associatedWith Archive for History of Exact Sciences corporateBody
associatedWith Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis corporateBody
associatedWith Bharatha, Subramanyam, 1945- person
associatedWith Brown University corporateBody
correspondedWith Brush, Stephen G. person
associatedWith California Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Ericksen, J. L. (Jerald L.), 1924- person
associatedWith Heath, Helen Truesdell. person
associatedWith Indiana University corporateBody
associatedWith Johns Hopkins University corporateBody
associatedWith Journal of Rational Mechanics and Analysis corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory corporateBody
associatedWith Muncaster, R. G. person
associatedWith Muncaster, R. G. person
associatedWith Naval Ordnance Laboratory (White Oak, Md.) corporateBody
associatedWith Naval Research Laboratory (U. S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Noll, W. (Walter), 1925- person
associatedWith Princeton University corporateBody
associatedWith Rivlin, Ronald S. person
associatedWith Toupin, Richard A., 1926- person
associatedWith Wang, Chao-cheng, 1938- person
associatedWith Wang, Chaocheng, 1938- person
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Mechanics, Analytic
Rational mechanics
Science--History
Mechanics, Analytic--Research
Continuum mechanics
Thermodynamics
Mathematics historians
Statistical mechanics
Mechanics, Analytic--History
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Birth 1919-02-18

Death 2000-01-14

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