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Guide to the Aristotle Demetrius Michal Mathematics class notes, 1921-1925 MS 392

creator Michal, Aristotle D.
Title: Aristotle Demetrius Michal Mathematics class notes
Dates: 1921-1925
Abstract: This collection consists of the school notes of Aristotle D. Michal from when he attended Rice Institute from 1921-1925 while studying for his Ph. D. in Mathematics
Identification: MS 392
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas


Aristotle Demetrius Michal was born of Greek parents in Smyrna, Asia Minor on May 1, 1899. He came to the U.S. with his parents in 1911 and became a naturalized citizen in 1924 when he married Luddye Charlotte Kennedy on June 9, 1924. They had one daughter, Thalia Charlotte. Michal received his B.A. from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1920, then his masters in 1921. He later received his Ph. D. in Mathematics from Rice Institute In 1924. Michal was also a National Research fellow in mathematics at the University of Chicago, Harvard and Princeton from 1925-27. His resume included: Assistant Professor Mathematics at the University of Texas, 1924; Ohio State University, 1927-29; Associate Professor Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 1929-38, professor since 1938, and became director of research in math, analysis, geometry, and applied mathematics as well as director of Engineering Science Management War Training Program in advanced training in math and mechanics during World War II. In 1940, he was a lecturer for the American Mathematics Society at the University of Illinois. Michal contributed many research papers to U.S. and foreign technological journals. He is the author of Matrix and Tensor Calculus with Applications to Mechanics, Elasticity and Aeronautics published in 1947. Michal appears in the 1952-53 edition of Who’s Who in America.

Scope and Contents

Aristotle D. Michal attended Rice Institute from 1921-1925. He received his Ph. D. from Rice Institute in Mathematics in 1924. The collection contains the notes taken by Michal in classes he attended at Rice, from 1921-1925.


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Restrictions on Use

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Index Terms

Rice University
Michal, Aristotle D.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Aristotle Demetrius Michal Mathematics Class Notes, 1921-1925, MS 392, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by the Rice University Math Department on Sept. 17, 1985.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Class Notes, 1921-1925

Box Folder
1 1 Applied Math 500, 1921-1922
2 Math 510, 1921-1922
3 Miscellaneous Notes, 1921
4 Math 500, 1922-1923
5 Math 510, 1922-1923
6 Applied Math 510, 1922-1923
7 Applied Math 510, 1922-1923 cont’d
8 Math 340, 1923-1924.
9 Math 500, 1923-1924
10 Math 520, 1923-1924
11 Math 520, 1923-1924 cont’d
12 Physics 420, 1923-1924
13 Real Variable and La Place’s Equation, 1924-1925
14 Miscellaneous Notes, 1924-1925