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Albert A. Michelson

Physicist, Inventor (19-Dec-1852 — 9-May-1931)


Bernard Jaffe. Michelson and the Speed of Light. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1960. 197pp.

Dorothy Michelson Livingston. The Master of Light: A Biography of Albert A. Michelson. New York: Scribner. 1973. 376pp.

Albert A. Michelson. Velocity of Light: The Man Who Measured the Speed of Light. University of Chicago Press. 1902. 136pp.

John Henry Wilson. Albert A. Michelson: America's First Nobel Prize Physicist. New York: J. Messner. 1958. 190pp.


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  4. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.774)

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1010)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.718)

  7. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.498)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.317)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.342)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.674)

  11. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.335)

  12. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.349)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.130)

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