University of Notre Dame

Edward Arthur Coomes Manuscript


Origination : Coomes, Edward Arthur
Extent : 1 linear inch
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

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Sent to the archives by Notre Dame science librarian Thurston Miller.

Preferred Citation

Edward Arthur Coomes Manuscript (EAC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Book manuscript (purple spirit-duplicator copy of typewritten manuscript): Vacuum, Gaseous and Solid State Electronics / by Edward Arthur Coomes, Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame, 1954, "to be published by Addison-Wesley Press, Inc." However no copies appear in WorldCat, so it seems likely that Addison-Wesley did not publish the book after all.


Edward Arthur Coomes wrote a Notre Dame bachelor's thesis in Electrical Engineering called The Theory of Electrical Resonance (1931), and a master's thesis called An Analytical Study of Gamma Function Developments (1933). He earned a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1936. His mimeographed "Lecture Notes for Physics 213s -- Electron Tubes, given by Edward A. Coomes. Summer 1941" are available in the Hesburgh Library General Collection. He served as a graduate assistant in mathematics at Notre Dame (1931-1933) and as a physics teacher (1933-1992). He also served on the University Council (1941-1942). He became an emeritus professor in the mid 1970s. He died in 1992.


Coomes, Edward Arthur
University of Notre Dame. Department of Electrical Engineering.
Solid state electronics
Vacuum, Gaseous and Solid State Electronics