# Register of the Henry G. Booker Papers MSS 93

**Title:**Henry G. Booker Papers

**Identifier/Call Number:**MSS 93

**Contributing Institution:**Mandeville Special Collections Library

**Language of Material:**English

**Physical Description:**20.0 Linear feet (50 archives boxes, 12 oversize folders)

**Date (inclusive):**1936 - 1988

**Abstract:**Professional papers of Henry G. Booker, mathematician and physicist trained at Cambridge University in the 1930s. His research focused on radio wave propagation, during a long teaching career first at Cambridge University (1936-1947) and, subsequently, at Cornell University (1948-1964), and the University of California, San Diego where he founded the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1965-1988). The bulk of the material dates from 1970-1988. Correspondence, lecture notes, examinations, reprints, notebooks and loose research notes, reports, grants and contracts comprise the collection with teaching materials representing the greatest quantity. Teaching materials are in some cases simultaneously manuscript drafts for text books.

**Creator:**Booker, Henry G.

**
Scope and Content of Collection
**

*Energy in Electromagnetism*(1982) and

*Cold Plasma Waves*(1984).

*Cold Plasma Waves*. Also of note is Booker's file on Jacov Alpert, a Soviet "refusnik" wishing to emigrate. Booker corresponded with Alpert from 1977 through 1988 and was successful in getting the UCSD physics department to offer Alpert a position should he be given permission to leave the Soviet Union.

*An Approach to Electrical Science*(1959),

*A Vector Approach to Oscillations*(1965),

*Energy in Electromagnetism*(1982), and

*Cold Plasma Waves*(1984, also translated into Chinese).

**Subjects and Indexing Terms**

**BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL**

**Biographies and curriculum vitae**

**Current Contents - History of Booker's most cited publication**

**Marconi Fellowship - Nomination for ninth annual award**
**1982**

**CORRESPONDENCE**

**General**

**Abelson, Philip H. - Bertram, Sidney**

**Bertram, Sidney**
**1985**

**Benyon, Granville - Budden, Kenneth**

**Budden, Kenneth - Kirby, Richard**

**Ferguson, Jerry A**
**1977 - 1985**

**Klostermeyer, J. - Lankford, Dallas**

**Le, Gioi - Morrison, P.R**

**Polk, Charles**
**1980**

**Ratcliffe, Jack - Ticoles, Gus**

**Uscinski, Barry**
**1981 - 1983**

**Von Biel, H. Andreas - Young, Worchester**

**Reviews**

**Reviews**
**1973 - 1988**

**C. Hines' Lorentz correction manuscript**
**1976**

**TEACHING**

**Cornell**

**Basic Electrical Engin.: An Approach to Theory of Alternating Current Networks, Course 4111**
**1957**

**Complex numbers**
**undated**

**Mathematical methods, Part 1**
**undated**

**Mathematical methods, Part 2**
**undated**

**Unified Field Theory of Electric Machines by R.N. Sudan**
**undated**

**Vector Calculus for Oscillations**

**Soulutions to problems**
**1960**

**Preface - chapter 12**
**1962**

**Chapters 13 - 14**
**1962**

**Summarizing exercises**
**1962**

**Chapters 4 - 11 and appendices**
**1966**

**Part 3 - Energy Flow in Linear Systems**
**undated**

**Part 4 - Transform Analysis of Linear Systems**
**undated**

**Problems parts 1-4**
**undated**

**Solutions to miscellaneous problems**
**undated**

**University of California, San Diego**

**Cold Plasma Waves**

**Lecture notes, reprints, etc.**
**1972 - 1978**

**Lecture notes, reprints, etc.**
**1972 - 1978**

**Typescript chapters 1 - 18**
**1983**

**Typescript chapters 12 - 18**
**1983**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248**

**Lecture notes written for China trip I**
**1981**

**Lecture notes written for China trip II**
**1981**

**Term paper topics, syllabi, correspondence, etc.**
**1977 - 1985**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248A**

**Lecture notes**
**1977**

**Lecture notes**
**1984 - 1987**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248B**

**Class notes, chapters 1 - 15**
**1984**

**Class notes, chapters 16 - 18 and symbols**
**1984**

**Lecture notes**
**1983, 1987**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248C**

**Exact wave solutions**
**undated**

**Lecture notes**
**1982 - 1983**

**Electromagnetic Fields in Free Space 131A**

**Diagrams for book 1**
**1980**

**Class notes, preface - chapter 3**
**1980**

**Class notes, chapters 4 - 13**
**1980**

**Lecture notes**
**1983, 1986-1987**

**Lecture notes, "PA"**
**1987**

**Problems, chapters 1 - 13**
**1979**

**Electromagnetic Fields in Materials 131B**

**Diagrams for book 2**
**1980**

**Lecture notes, syllabi, CAPE**
**1986 - 1988**

**Lecture notes and syllabi**
**1988**

**Lecture notes, "PB"**
**undated**

**Problems**
**1979**

**Text**
**1980**

**Text**
**1980**

**Electromagnetism 101**
**1973**

**Energy in Electromagnetism 131C**

**Class notes, preface - chapter 3**
**1981**

**Class notes, chapters 4 - 14 , appendices A-D**
**1981**

**Lecture notes, etc.**
**1980 - 1981**

**Lecture notes, etc.**
**1986**

**Lecture notes, etc.**
**1986, undated**

**Problems**
**1981**

**Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism**
**1969 - 1970**

**Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism**
**1970**

**Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism**
**1970**

**Science 2B and 2C**
**1970 - 1971**

**Science 2C - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism, chapters 15 - 32**
**1971**

**Science 4A**
**1971**

**Solutions to problems in Electricity and Magnetism, 1 - 14**
**undated**

**Solutions to problems in Electricity and Magnetism, 1 - 32**
**undated**

**Exams**

**101A examinations**
**1973 - 1976**

**101B examinations**
**1973 - 1975**

**131A examinations**
**1975 - 1987**

**131B examinations**
**1976 - 1988**

**131C examinations**
**1976 - 1988**

**Science 2B examinations**
**1970 - 1971**

**Science 2C examinations**
**1970 - 1971**

**Course and Professor Evaluations**

**EECS 131 - Fall 1985**

**EECS 131 - Winter 1986**

**EECS 131 - Spring 1986**

**EECS 131 - Spring 1987**

**WRITINGS**

**Published**

**Application of the magneto-ionic theory to the ionosphere**
**1934**

**Oblique propagation of electromagnetic waves in a slowly-varying non-isotropic medium**
**1936**

**Propagation of wave-packets incident obliquely upon a stratified doubly refracting ionosphere**
**1938**

**Ionospheric investigation concerning the lorentz polarization-correction**
**1938**

**Slot aerials and their relation to complementary wire aerials (Babinet's prin.)**
**1946**

**Elements of wave propagation using the impedance concept**
**1947**

**Mode theory of tropospheric refraction and its relation to wave-guides and diffract.**
**1947**

**Radio refraction in the atmosphere**
**1948**

**Some problems in radio meteorology**
**1948**

**Application of the magneto-ionic theory to radio waves incident obliquely upon a horizontally-stratified ionosphere**
**1949**

**Concept of an angular spectrum of plane waves, and its relation to that of polar diagram and aperture distribution**
**1950**

**Relation between the sommerfeld theory of radio propagation over a flat earth and the theory of diffraction at a straight
edge
**
**1950**

**Diffraction from an irregular screen with applications to ionospheric problems**
**1950**

**Theory of radio scattering in the troposphere**
**1950**

**Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: an outline of the magneto-ionic theory**
**1950**

**Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: theory of magnetic storms and auroras**
**1950**

**New kind of radio propatation at very high freqencies observable over long distances**
**1952**

**What is wrong with engineering education?**
**1954**

**Theory of radio transmission by tropospheric scattering using very narrow beams**
**1955**

**Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: some practical aspects of auroral propagation**
**1955**

**On the level at which fading is imposed on waves reflected vertically from the ionosphere**
**1955**

**Theory of scattering by nonisotropic irregularities with application to radar reflections from the aurora**
**1956**

**Turbulence in the ionosphere with applications to meteor-trails, radio-star scintillation, auroral radar echoes, and other
phenomena
**
**1956**

**Theory of long-duration meteor-echoes based on atmospheric turbulence with experimental confirmation**
**1956**

**Approach to the theory of alternating current networks**
**1957**

**Role of stratospheric scattering in radio communication**
**1957**

**Concerning ionospheric turbulence at the meteoric level**
**1958**

**Radar studies of the aurora**
**1960**

**Local reduction of f-region ionization due to missile transit**
**1961**

**Guidance of radio and hydromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere**
**1962**

**University education and applied science**
**1963**

**Vector approach to oscillations**
**1964**

**Academic organization in physical science**
**1964**

**Effects of ions on low frequency and very low frequency propagation in an abnormally ionized atmosphere**
**1964**

**Dispersion of waves in a cold magnetoplasma from hydromagnetic to whistler frequencies**
**1965**

**Theorum concerning reflection from a plane stratified medium**
**1968**

**Simple methods for calculating lf and vlf reflection loss in the disturbed lower ionosphere**
**1968**

**Comparative study of ionospheric measurement techniques**
**1970**

**Transmission of electromagnetic waves through normal and disturbed ionospheres**
**1970**

**Ionosphere as the secondary conductor of a transformer for elf**
**1973**

**Fifty years of the ionosphere. The early years - electromagnetic theory**
**1974**

**Radar communications antenna-siting for low-angle radiation at high frequencies**
**1975**

**Role of the magnetosphere in satellite and radio-star scintillation**
**1975**

**Electromagnetic and hydromagnetic waves in a cold magnetoplasma**
**1975**

**Developments in the theory of radio propagation, 1900-1950**
**1975**

**Fitting of multi-region ionospheric profiles of electron density by a single analytic function of height**
**1976 - 1977**

**Is the teaching of electricity and magnetism in need of change?**
**1977**

**Relation between ionospheric profiles and elf propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line**
**1977**

**Theoretical model for equatorial ionospheric spread - f echoes in hf and vhf bands**
**1978**

**Use of refractive scattering to explain shf scintillations**
**1979**

**Role of acoustic gravity waves in the generation of spread f and ionospheric scintillation**
**1979**

**Acoustic gravity waves, travelling ionospheric disturbances, spread f and ionospheric scintillation**
**1979**

**Weak scattering theory applied to equatorial ionospheric scintillation for a**
**1980**

**Application of a simplified theory of elf propagation to a simplified worldwide model of the ionosphere**
**1980**

**Intensity fluctuations due to a deep phase screen with a power-law spectrum**
**1981**

**Theory of refractive scattering in scintillation phenomena**
**1981**

**Application of refractive scintillation theory to radio transmission through the ionosphere and the solar wind, and to reflection
from a rough ocean
**
**1981**

**Quantitative explanation of strong multi-frequency intensity scintillation spectra using refractive scattering**
**1981**

**
Energy in Electromagnetism
**

**1980 - 1982**

**Theory of radio scattering in the troposphere**
**1982**

**Scattering theory of vhf transequatorial propagation**
**1983**

**Simplified theory of elf propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line**
**1983**

**
Cold Plasma Waves
**

**Correspondence**
**1982 - 1987**

**Correspondence with Peter Peregrinus**
**1980 - 1987**

**Deleted chapter 4**

**Editor's notes and figure captions**

**Errata sheet**

**Application of a scattering theory of vhf transequatorial propagation**
**1984**

**Application of refractive scintillation theory to laser transmission through the atmosphere near ground level**
**1985**

**Comparison between the extended-medium and the phase-screen scintillation theories**
**1985**

**Use of scintillation theory to explain frequency-spread on f-region ionograms**
**1986**

**Scintillation theory - a simplified treatment**
**1986**

**Scintillation theory of the fading of hf waves returned from the f-region: receiver near transmitter**
**1987**

**Scintillation theory of fading in long distance hf ionospheric communications**
**1987**

**Unpublished**

**Wireless waves**
**1936**

**Troposphere refraction**
**1961**

**Rocket-generated mechanical waves in the ionosphere**
**1962**

**Cold plasma waves - Lecture given in England**
**1964**

**Some thoughts on the UCSD college system**
**1965**

**Miscellaneous writings**
**1972**

**Electromagnetic radiation from high-energy electrons coherently ejected in an atmosphere under the influence of an imposed
magnetic field
**
**1972**

**Magneto-ionic theory calculations**
**1974**

**M I O (magneto-ionic) theory calculations 1**
**1974**

**Concept of a radio frequency camera**
**1974**

**ELF (extremely low frequency) propagation**
**1974 - 1982**

**Quiet ionosphere**
**1975**

**Vat's observations**
**1975 - 1981**

**Ion-acoustic waves**
**1975 - 1976**

**ELF (extremely low frequency)**

**Calculations**
**1976**

**Calculations - final program**
**1976**

**Behroozi**
**1976 - 1979**

**Flow of energy across the antipodal region of an elf transmitter**
**1977**

**Label samples**
**1977**

**Masters**
**1977**

**Scintillation, UCSD**
**1977**

**ELF (extremely low frequency)**

**Part 1**
**1979**

**Part 2**
**1979**

**Reflection heights**
**1979**

**Majidi-Ahy calculations**
**1979 - 1980**

**Original diagrams**
**1980**

**Thick scintillating layer calculations**
**1980**

**Radiation of plasma waves**
**1981**

**Cold plasma wave calculations**
**1982**

**Comments on spaceborne ELF systems**
**1982**

**Fourth moment equation**
**1983**

**Laser calculations**
**1984**

**Spread f calculations**
**1984**

**Frequency spread and single-layer program for hf ionospheric scintillation incorporating earth's curvature**
**1987**

**Advanced network theory**
**undated**

**Antennas**
**undated**

**Booker paper - Transparencies**
**undated**

**Branch points in complex w plane**
**undated**

**Calculations - Miscellaneous**
**undated**

**Curves for two ion species**
**undated**

**E. M. (electo-magnetic) theory**
**undated**

**Graphs - Miscellaneous**
**undated**

**Heights of reflection - Preliminary version**
**undated**

**Horizontal structure in ionosphere**
**undated**

**Hydromagnetic waves B and Dyce originals**
**undated**

**Ionospheric refraction**
**undated**

**M I O (magneto-ionic) calculations 2**
**undated**

**Notes**
**undated**

**Plasma waves talk**
**undated**

**Preliminary calculations**
**undated**

**Profiles**
**undated**

**Radio waves**
**undated**

**Slides - Miscellaneous**
**undated**

**Stanford and Kwajalein**
**undated**

**Surface propagation**
**undated**

**Transmission lines**
**undated**

**Turbulent scattering**
**undated**

**Untitled**
**undated**

**Notebooks**

**Differential equations, Courant**
**1945**

**Elasticity, Mr. Dean**
**undated**

**Occasional lectures**
**1937 - 1948**

**Original graphs for hydromagnetic waves**
**1963**

**References**
**1900 - 1957**

**Reflections of waves from a stratified non-conducting medium**
**undated**

**Sound propagation**

**Stanford notebooks 1 and 2**
**1960**

**Theory of ionospheric radio propagation**
**1952**

**CONTRACTS AND GRANTS**

**Computer Sciences Corporation - Hf ray and attenuation calculations**
**1978**

**Instructional Improvement Grant - To publish class notes for "Cold Plasma Waves"**
**1982**

**Los Alamos National Laboratory**

**An investigation into theoretical explanation of f-spread data taken at Jicamarca, Peru**
**1984**

**Investigation of correlation scales, fading rates, directions of arrival and bandwidths for hf reflection from the ionospheric
f region
**
**1986**

**Theory of ionospheric spread f in the hf band**
**1983**

**World-wide fading characteristics for hf radio propagation using multi-layer ionosphere**
**1987**

**National Science Foundation**

**Effect of ionospheric fluctuations on f region ionograms and on radio communications in the hf band**
**1984 - 1985**

**Fourth moment partial differential equation of scintillation theory, with applications to the troposphere, the ionosphere
and the solar wind
**
**1981 - 1983**

**New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes**
**1978**

**New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes, renewal**
**1979**

**New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes, renewal**
**1979 - 1980**

**Quantitative world-wide study of fading in ionospheric radio communications in the hf band based on scintillation theory**
**1985 - 1987**

**Quantitative world-wide study of fading in ionospheric radio communications in the hf band based on scintillation theory II
- Proposal
**
**1987 - 1988**

**Office of Naval Research**

**Accounts**
**1975 - 1978**

**ELF (extremely low freq.) propagation involving simultaneous reflexion from the d and e regions**
**1978**

**ELF (extremely low freq.) propagation in and below the ionosphere**
**1975**

**Relation between ionospheric profiles and ELF propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line**
**1976 - 1977**

**Simplified theory of ELF propagation in the earth-ionosphere**
**1980**

**SUBJECT FILES**

**Alpert, Jacov**
**1977 - 1988**

**Articles for quotation**
**1956 - 1973**

**Articles for quotation**
**1956 - 1973**

**Budden, Kenneth and Jack Ratcliffe**

**Disturbances on campus - Correspondence, clippings, reports**
**1969 - 1971**

**Energy conservation**
**1965 - 1974**

**History of the electromagnetic theory**
**1977 - 1986**

**History of the ionosphere**
**1972 - 1986**

**Incoherent scatter**
**1949 - 1969**

**Incoherent scattering**
**1961 - 1964**

**International reference ionosphere project**
**1969 - 1979**

**Panel to investigate use of Dept. of Defense funds by UCSD faculty**
**1970**

**Principle of relativity**
**undated**

**Protests**
**1970 - 1976**

**QL/QT controversy with K. Budden**

**Angular approximations for waves in a cold magnetoplasma**
**1983 - 1984**

**Budden**
**1983**

**Heading, John**
**1983 - 1984**

**QL and QT approximations**
**1983 - 1984**

**QL/QT manuscript**
**1983 - 1984**

**Ratcliffe, Jack**
**1987**

**Security**
**1984 - 1987**

**S. I. - International System Units**
**1974**

**Student victimization**
**1973 - 1976**

**Systems explorations**
**1962 - 1978**

**Transequatorial propagation**
**1980**

**Tropospheric reprints**
**1973, 1976**

**ORGANIZATIONS**

**National Academy of Sciences**
**1979 - 1988**

**International Union of Radio Science (URSI)**

**Assembly talk**
**1981**

**Post Florence**
**1984 - 1988**

**Reorganization**
**1970 - 1972**

**TRAVEL**

**China**

**Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering**
**1981**

**Wuhan University 1**
**1981**

**Wuhan University 2**

**Correpondence, itineraries, etc.**
**1981**

**Course at university**
**1981**

**Lectures at university**
**1981**

**Radio wave propagation and ionosphere studies**
**1981**

**Tianjin University**
**1987**

**Chinese colleagues**

**Huang, Zhong hao (Guangxi University)**
**1985 - 1986**

**Lee, Fong**
**1987**

**Qing, Han**
**1981 - 1983**

**Song, Xiao-ting**
**1981 - 1983**

**Tiecheng, Li**
**1985**

**Tschu, Kang-Sun (re: Chang Man)**
**1988**

**Zhang, Zun-Jie**
**1981 - 1982**

**Chinese desirous of visiting the U.S. - Correspondence**
**1981 - 1986**

**Chinese names and addresses**
**undated**

**Chinese reprints**

**India**

**S.K. Mitra Commemoration Seminar, Calcutta**
**1985**

**Visit**
**1986 - 1987**

**ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES**

**All folders in these boxes contain originals of preservation photocopies**