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Scientific lectures, 1954-1974

MS. Coulson 44

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Folders B.24.1-B.24.2: 2 folders containing Coulson's MSS. of Summer School lecture notes, 1954-1973. Includes:
  1. 'What is atomic theory?'
  2. 'Atomic units'
  3. 'Hydrogen atoms'
  4. Variation theory'
  5. 'Koopmans' theorem'
  6. 'Self-consistent fields'
  7. 'Dirac scheme'
  8. 'Excitors'
  9. 'History of Oxford'
  10. 'Effect of magnetic field on a molecule'
  11. (Folder B.24.2. includes programmes and lists of members for the 1960-1962 Summer Schools)
Folder B.24.3: 'Hückel theory of organic chemistry', 1967-1973. MS. notes for Coulson's course of lectures to second year chemists, and related correspondence.

Folder includes ms. of chapter on [pi]-bonds, published in H. Eyring's series on Physical Chemistry.

Folder B.24.4: 'Problems in wave mechanics and quantum theory', 1964-1973. MS. notes for course of lectures, and problems sheets for distribution to students.

Folder B.24.5: MS. notes for course of lectures on mathematics for chemists, and related correspondence, 1973.

Folders B.24.6-B.24.8: MS. lecture notes for a one-year course in Wave Mechanics for M.Sc. students, Oxford, 1965-1974.
  1. Folder B.24.6: 'The hydrogen atom'
  2. Folder B.24.7: 'The helium atom'
  3. Folder B.24.8: 'The hydrogen molecule' (includes a set of notes taken by Elizabeth Colbourn, a student attending the course in 1973)


  • 1954-1974


8 folders

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Coulson 44

Former reference:

CSAC 60/4/78/B.24/1-8

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom