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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 967–1010 | Cite as

The Young Julian Schwinger. IV. During the Second World War

  • Jagdish Mehra
  • Kimball A. Milton
  • Peter Rembiesa
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Abstract

In this series of articles the early life and work of the young Julian Schwinger are explored. In the present article, Schwinger's work at the MIT Radiation Laboratory during the Second World War is described.

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REFERENCES TO JULIAN SCHWINGER'S PAPERS

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    On the magnetic scattering of neutrons. Phys. Rev. 51, 544 (1937).Google Scholar
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    The scattering of slow neutrons by ortho-and para-deuterium (with M. Hamermesh). Phys. Rev. 69, 145 (1946).Google Scholar
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    Polarization of neutrons by resonance scattering in helium. Phys. Rev. 69, 681 (1946).Google Scholar
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    A variational principle for scattering problems. Phys. Rev. 72, 742 (1947).Google Scholar
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    On the polarization of fast neutrons. Phys. Rev. 73, 407 (1948).Google Scholar
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    On the transmission coefficient of a circular aperture (with H. Levine). Phys. Rev. 75, 1608 (1949).Google Scholar
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    On the theory of electromagnetic wave diffraction by an aperture in an infinite plane conducting screen (with H. Levine). Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 4, 355 (1950).Google Scholar
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    Radiation force and torque (with H. Levine). Phys. Rev. 87, 224 (1952).Google Scholar
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  • Jagdish Mehra
  • Kimball A. Milton
  • Peter Rembiesa

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