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Alexander Porkess papers

  • GB 249 OM/460
  • Collection
  • c. 1950s

20 volumes of lecture notes made by Alexander Porkess whilst a student at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow. The notebooks cover various subjects including mathematics, heat engines and natural philosophy. Many of the notebooks contain photographs, graphs and diagrams. There is also a copy of the thesis presented by Porkess for the Associateship of the Royal Technical College, August 1952. Also a bundle of notes, mainly examination questions and algebra, c. 1950s.

Porkess, Alexander Maclean, b. 1921, student at Royal Technical College, Glasgow

Design notebook

Handwritten lecture notes, Includes diagrams and equations.

Enclosed: loose notes entitled ‘Course Work in Heat Engines C, Session 1950-1951, report on boiler trial’; loose sheet entitled ‘B.S. Keyways, Keys and Feathers’; loose sheet entitled ‘Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Design ‘C’, Twisting of Rectangular Sections’.

Electricity 2 notebook

Handwritten lecture notes. Includes diagrams and equations.

Enclosed: eight handwritten examination style answers on three loose pages.

Loose notes, examination questions and equations

Single sheet of algebra, c 1950s;

Single sheet of algebra entitled ‘Mathematics C’, March 1951;

Examination questions entitled 'Complex numbers, Sheet C 2’, c 1950s (4 pp.);

Examination questions entitled 'Fourier Series, Sheet C 1’, c 1950s;

Examination questions entitled ‘Sheet 2. Differential questions’

Magnetism and electricity notebook

Handwritten lecture notes. Includes diagrams, equations and glued in worksheets. A contents page is included.

Enclosed: Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering handout entitled 'Heat Engines III Tutorial- Gas Turbine Work'; photocopied tutorial notes.

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