A Királyi József-Müegyetem 1906. évi nagy tanulmányi kirándulásának naplója. Irta: -- müegyetemi tanársegéd. / A Királyi József-Műegyetem 1906. évi nagy tanulmányi kirándulásának naplója. Irta: -- műegyetemi tanársegéd. [Account on the Great-Excursion of the Royal Hungarian Joseph Technical University, in the Year 1906. (Offprint of the Magyar Mérnök- és Építész-Egylet Heti Értesítője, 1906, no. 43.)]. Tódor Kármán, Theodore von Kármán.
First Publication of Theodore von Kármán

A Királyi József-Müegyetem 1906. évi nagy tanulmányi kirándulásának naplója. Irta: -- müegyetemi tanársegéd. / A Királyi József-Műegyetem 1906. évi nagy tanulmányi kirándulásának naplója. Irta: -- műegyetemi tanársegéd. [Account on the Great-Excursion of the Royal Hungarian Joseph Technical University, in the Year 1906. (Offprint of the Magyar Mérnök- és Építész-Egylet Heti Értesítője, 1906, no. 43.)]

Budapest: Pátria Irodalmi Váll[alat]. és Nyomdai R[észvény].-Társaság, 1906. First edition of the first publication of Kármán. Offprint of the Magyar Mérnök- és Építész-Egylet Heti Értesítője, 1906, no. 43. In original paper, illustrated with a photo by Jenő Leitner. 40 p. In fine condition. Spine artistically restored.

The first publication of Kármán.

Theodore (Tódor) von Kármán (1881–1963) was a Hungarian-American physicist, mathematician, aerospace engineer. He achieved key advances in aerodynamics, mainly in the field of supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. Kármán studied engineering in Budapest, later he became assistant in hydraulics at the same University. His research at this time was on fluids and on the compression of structures which had wide ranging applications. In 1906 Kármán left Budapest to study at Göttingen, where he met with Felix Christian Klein, David Hilbert and Ludwig Prandtl. In 1908 his interest turned to aeronautics after watching pioneering aviation flights in Paris. In 1913 accepted a post as director of the Aeronautical Institute at Aachen University. During WWI he served in the Austro-Hungarian army, where he worked on a design of military aircraft and a helicopter. In 1930 Kármán emigrated to the United States and accepted the directorship of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at California Institute of Technology. In 1933 Kármán found the U. S. Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, and continued his researches on fluid mechanics, turbulence theory and supersonic flight. In 1944 United States Government set up the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for rocket researches with von Kármán as director. He resigned in 1949, but remained advisor for the United States Air Force and the NASA. In 1963 he received the first Nation Medal of Science by President John F. Kennedy “for his leadership in the science and engineering basic to aeronautics; for his effective teaching and related contributions in many fields of mechanics, for his distinguished counsel to the Armed Services, and for his promoting international cooperation in science and engineering”.

[Dryden, H. L.: Theodore von Kármán. 1881–1963. National Academy of Sciences,1965.; O’Connor, J. J.; Robertson, E. F.: Theodore von Kármán. MacTutor History of Mathematics, 2003.]

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