Bulletin of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science. 1-15.
Item ID 72296
Calcutta, The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 1909-1918. Fifteen parts in two. 8vo (23.4 x 17.1 cm). Uniform burgundy half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spines. This is largely a collection of works by the chief editor, the Nobel Prize laureate and one of India's greatest mathematicians and physicists, Sir Chandrasekhara Vekata Raman (1888-1970). "In 1902, Raman joined [the] Presidency College in Madras where his father was a lecturer in mathematics and physics. In 1904 he passed his Bachelor of Arts examination of University of Madras. He stood first and won the gold medal in physics. In 1907 he gained his Master of Sciences degree with the highest distinctions from University of Madras. In the year 1917, Raman resigned from his government service after he was appointed the first Palit Professor of Physics at the University of Calcutta. At the same time, he continued doing research at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Calcutta, where he became the Honorary Secretary. Raman used to refer to this period as the golden era of his career. Many students gathered around him at the IACS and the University of Calcutta. In 1926 Prof. Raman established the Indian Journal of Physics and he was the first editor. The second volume of the Journal published his famous article A New Radiation , reporting the discovery of [the] Raman Effect." (Wikipedia). The most important papers in the present set include Raman's Experimental investigations on the maintenance of vibrations (40 pp.; 12 plates); On the maintenance of combinational vibrations by two simple harmonic forces (24 pp.; six plates); On motion in a periodic field of force (18 pp.; 18 plates); and On the mechanical theory of the vibrations of bowed strings and of musical instruments of the violin family, with experimental verification of the results: part I. (iii, 158 pp.; 26 plates). The first five Bulletins are in fact papers by Raman published elsewhere - in different formats - but gathered here with new printed wrappers. Slight wear to board edges, a few old stamps on wrappers or title pages, otherwise a very good set. Rare. A collection of works by Nobel Prize winner Chandrasekhara Vekata Raman