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Aristotle Demetrius Michal Mathematics class notes

Identifier: MS 0392
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

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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.


  • Creation: 1921-1925


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Permission to publish from the Aristotle Demetrius Michal Mathematics Class Notes must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


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.


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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

Acquisition Information

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


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Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA