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Grover, Frederick W. (Frederick Warren), 1876-1973
Oral history interview with Frederick Warren Grover, 1964 March 23.
Early education. Krause and Harry Goodwin as teachers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Observatory work before 1900; assistantship at Wesleyan University, association with Edward B. Rosa, Walter G. Cady, and John Van Vleck, work on vector treatment of alternating currents. Joined Lafayette College. Joined National Bureau of Standards (NBS) in 1902, historical data on and description of NBS, influence of Rosa and Julius Stratton, Irving Wolff's work on EMF and R standards, major work at NBS of standardizing electrical units for industry, beginning of his work on capacitance. Ph.D. at George Washington University, faculty members, research on frequency and temperature and variation of condensers; Munich research with Arnold Sommerfeld and supervisors, 1908. Return to NBS, work with J. Howard Dellinger and Harvey L. Curtis; 1910 Conference on electrical standards and silver voltmeters; time at Colby College, teaching, inductance and capacitance work, Wenner's standard unit. Joined Union College faculty in 1920; attended 1931 Faraday Centennial in London. Later life at Union and association with General Electric.
Died 1973.
Grover, Frederick W. (Frederick Warren), 1876-1973
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-
Colby College.
General Electric Company.
George Washington University.
Harvard College Observatory.
Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Union College (Schenectady, N. Y.)
United States. National Bureau of Standards
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.).
Electric currents.
Electric measurements.
Electric standards.
Inductance.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Voltmeter.
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Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974
Curtis, Harvey Lincoln.
Dillinger, John Howard.
Goodwin, H. M. (Harry Manley), 1870-
Krause, Ernie.
Rosa, Edward B. (Edward Bennett), 1861-1921.
Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-
Stratton, Rosa.
Wolff, Irving.
King, W. James. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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