# Henry G. Booker Papers

**Languages:**English

**Contributing Institution:**Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego

**Title:**Henry G. Booker Papers

**Identifier/Call Number:**MSS 0093

**Physical Description:**20 Linear feet (50 archives boxes, 12 oversize folders)

**Date (inclusive):**1936-1988

**Abstract:**Professional papers of Henry G. Booker, mathematician and physicist trained at Cambridge University in the 1930s. His research focused on radio wave propagation, during a long teaching career first at Cambridge University (1936-1947) and, subsequently, at Cornell University (1948-1964), and the University of California, San Diego where he founded the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1965-1988).

**
Scope and Content of Collection
**

*Energy in Electromagnetism*(1982) and

*Cold Plasma Waves*(1984).

*Cold Plasma Waves*. Also of note is Booker's file on Jacov Alpert, a Soviet "refusnik" wishing to emigrate. Booker corresponded with Alpert from 1977 through 1988 and was successful in getting the UCSD physics department to offer Alpert a position should he be given permission to leave the Soviet Union.

*An Approach to Electrical Science*(1959),

*A Vector Approach to Oscillations*(1965),

*Energy in Electromagnetism*(1982), and

*Cold Plasma Waves*(1984, also translated into Chinese).

**Subjects and Indexing Terms**

**BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL**

**Biographies and curriculum vitae**

**Current Contents - History of Booker's most cited publication**

**Marconi Fellowship - Nomination for ninth annual award**
**1982**

**CORRESPONDENCE**

**General**

**Abelson, Philip H. - Bertram, Sidney**

**Bertram, Sidney**
**1985**

**Benyon, Granville - Budden, Kenneth**

**Budden, Kenneth - Kirby, Richard**

**Ferguson, Jerry A**
**1977 - 1985**

**Klostermeyer, J. - Lankford, Dallas**

**Le, Gioi - Morrison, P.R**

**Polk, Charles**
**1980**

**Ratcliffe, Jack - Ticoles, Gus**

**Uscinski, Barry**
**1981 - 1983**

**Von Biel, H. Andreas - Young, Worchester**

**Reviews**

**Reviews**
**1973 - 1988**

**C. Hines' Lorentz correction manuscript**
**1976**

**TEACHING**

**Cornell**

**Basic Electrical Engin.: An Approach to Theory of Alternating Current Networks, Course 4111**
**1957**

**Complex numbers**
**undated**

**Mathematical methods, Part 1**
**undated**

**Mathematical methods, Part 2**
**undated**

**Unified Field Theory of Electric Machines by R.N. Sudan**
**undated**

**Vector Calculus for Oscillations**

**Soulutions to problems**
**1960**

**Preface - chapter 12**
**1962**

**Chapters 13 - 14**
**1962**

**Summarizing exercises**
**1962**

**Chapters 4 - 11 and appendices**
**1966**

**Part 3 - Energy Flow in Linear Systems**
**undated**

**Part 4 - Transform Analysis of Linear Systems**
**undated**

**Problems parts 1-4**
**undated**

**Solutions to miscellaneous problems**
**undated**

**University of California, San Diego**

**Cold Plasma Waves**

**Lecture notes, reprints, etc.**
**1972 - 1978**

**Lecture notes, reprints, etc.**
**1972 - 1978**

**Typescript chapters 1 - 18**
**1983**

**Typescript chapters 12 - 18**
**1983**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248**

**Lecture notes written for China trip I**
**1981**

**Lecture notes written for China trip II**
**1981**

**Term paper topics, syllabi, correspondence, etc.**
**1977 - 1985**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248A**

**Lecture notes**
**1977**

**Lecture notes**
**1984 - 1987**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248B**

**Class notes, chapters 1 - 15**
**1984**

**Class notes, chapters 16 - 18 and symbols**
**1984**

**Lecture notes**
**1983, 1987**

**Cold Plasma Waves 248C**

**Exact wave solutions**
**undated**

**Lecture notes**
**1982 - 1983**

**Electromagnetic Fields in Free Space 131A**

**Diagrams for book 1**
**1980**

**Class notes, preface - chapter 3**
**1980**

**Class notes, chapters 4 - 13**
**1980**

**Lecture notes**
**1983, 1986-1987**

**Lecture notes, "PA"**
**1987**

**Problems, chapters 1 - 13**
**1979**

**Electromagnetic Fields in Materials 131B**

**Diagrams for book 2**
**1980**

**Lecture notes, syllabi, CAPE**
**1986 - 1988**

**Lecture notes and syllabi**
**1988**

**Lecture notes, "PB"**
**undated**

**Problems**
**1979**

**Text**
**1980**

**Text**
**1980**

**Electromagnetism 101**
**1973**

**Energy in Electromagnetism 131C**

**Class notes, preface - chapter 3**
**1981**

**Class notes, chapters 4 - 14 , appendices A-D**
**1981**

**Lecture notes, etc.**
**1980 - 1981**

**Lecture notes, etc.**
**1986**

**Lecture notes, etc.**
**1986, undated**

**Problems**
**1981**

**Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism**
**1969 - 1970**

**Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism**
**1970**

**Science 2 - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism**
**1970**

**Science 2B and 2C**
**1970 - 1971**

**Science 2C - An Outline of Electricity and Magnetism, chapters 15 - 32**
**1971**

**Science 4A**
**1971**

**Solutions to problems in Electricity and Magnetism, 1 - 14**
**undated**

**Solutions to problems in Electricity and Magnetism, 1 - 32**
**undated**

**Exams**

**101A examinations**
**1973 - 1976**

**101B examinations**
**1973 - 1975**

**131A examinations**
**1975 - 1987**

**131B examinations**
**1976 - 1988**

**131C examinations**
**1976 - 1988**

**Science 2B examinations**
**1970 - 1971**

**Science 2C examinations**
**1970 - 1971**

**Course and Professor Evaluations**

**EECS 131 - Fall 1985**

**EECS 131 - Winter 1986**

**EECS 131 - Spring 1986**

**EECS 131 - Spring 1987**

**WRITINGS**

**Published**

**Application of the magneto-ionic theory to the ionosphere**
**1934**

**Oblique propagation of electromagnetic waves in a slowly-varying non-isotropic medium**
**1936**

**Propagation of wave-packets incident obliquely upon a stratified doubly refracting ionosphere**
**1938**

**Ionospheric investigation concerning the lorentz polarization-correction**
**1938**

**Slot aerials and their relation to complementary wire aerials (Babinet's prin.)**
**1946**

**Elements of wave propagation using the impedance concept**
**1947**

**Mode theory of tropospheric refraction and its relation to wave-guides and diffract.**
**1947**

**Radio refraction in the atmosphere**
**1948**

**Some problems in radio meteorology**
**1948**

**Application of the magneto-ionic theory to radio waves incident obliquely upon a horizontally-stratified ionosphere**
**1949**

**Concept of an angular spectrum of plane waves, and its relation to that of polar diagram and aperture distribution**
**1950**

**Relation between the sommerfeld theory of radio propagation over a flat earth and the theory of diffraction at a straight
edge
**
**1950**

**Diffraction from an irregular screen with applications to ionospheric problems**
**1950**

**Theory of radio scattering in the troposphere**
**1950**

**Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: an outline of the magneto-ionic theory**
**1950**

**Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: theory of magnetic storms and auroras**
**1950**

**New kind of radio propatation at very high freqencies observable over long distances**
**1952**

**What is wrong with engineering education?**
**1954**

**Theory of radio transmission by tropospheric scattering using very narrow beams**
**1955**

**Studies on propagation in the ionosphere: some practical aspects of auroral propagation**
**1955**

**On the level at which fading is imposed on waves reflected vertically from the ionosphere**
**1955**

**Theory of scattering by nonisotropic irregularities with application to radar reflections from the aurora**
**1956**

**Turbulence in the ionosphere with applications to meteor-trails, radio-star scintillation, auroral radar echoes, and other
phenomena
**
**1956**

**Theory of long-duration meteor-echoes based on atmospheric turbulence with experimental confirmation**
**1956**

**Approach to the theory of alternating current networks**
**1957**

**Role of stratospheric scattering in radio communication**
**1957**

**Concerning ionospheric turbulence at the meteoric level**
**1958**

**Radar studies of the aurora**
**1960**

**Local reduction of f-region ionization due to missile transit**
**1961**

**Guidance of radio and hydromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere**
**1962**

**University education and applied science**
**1963**

**Vector approach to oscillations**
**1964**

**Academic organization in physical science**
**1964**

**Effects of ions on low frequency and very low frequency propagation in an abnormally ionized atmosphere**
**1964**

**Dispersion of waves in a cold magnetoplasma from hydromagnetic to whistler frequencies**
**1965**

**Theorum concerning reflection from a plane stratified medium**
**1968**

**Simple methods for calculating lf and vlf reflection loss in the disturbed lower ionosphere**
**1968**

**Comparative study of ionospheric measurement techniques**
**1970**

**Transmission of electromagnetic waves through normal and disturbed ionospheres**
**1970**

**Ionosphere as the secondary conductor of a transformer for elf**
**1973**

**Fifty years of the ionosphere. The early years - electromagnetic theory**
**1974**

**Radar communications antenna-siting for low-angle radiation at high frequencies**
**1975**

**Role of the magnetosphere in satellite and radio-star scintillation**
**1975**

**Electromagnetic and hydromagnetic waves in a cold magnetoplasma**
**1975**

**Developments in the theory of radio propagation, 1900-1950**
**1975**

**Fitting of multi-region ionospheric profiles of electron density by a single analytic function of height**
**1976 - 1977**

**Is the teaching of electricity and magnetism in need of change?**
**1977**

**Relation between ionospheric profiles and elf propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line**
**1977**

**Theoretical model for equatorial ionospheric spread - f echoes in hf and vhf bands**
**1978**

**Use of refractive scattering to explain shf scintillations**
**1979**

**Role of acoustic gravity waves in the generation of spread f and ionospheric scintillation**
**1979**

**Acoustic gravity waves, travelling ionospheric disturbances, spread f and ionospheric scintillation**
**1979**

**Weak scattering theory applied to equatorial ionospheric scintillation for a **
**1980**

**Application of a simplified theory of elf propagation to a simplified worldwide model of the ionosphere**
**1980**

**Intensity fluctuations due to a deep phase screen with a power-law spectrum**
**1981**

**Theory of refractive scattering in scintillation phenomena**
**1981**

**Application of refractive scintillation theory to radio transmission through the ionosphere and the solar wind, and to reflection
from a rough ocean
**
**1981**

**Quantitative explanation of strong multi-frequency intensity scintillation spectra using refractive scattering**
**1981**

**
Energy in Electromagnetism
**

**1980 - 1982**

**Theory of radio scattering in the troposphere**
**1982**

**Scattering theory of vhf transequatorial propagation**
**1983**

**Simplified theory of elf propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line**
**1983**

**
Cold Plasma Waves
**

**Correspondence**
**1982 - 1987**

**Correspondence with Peter Peregrinus**
**1980 - 1987**

**Deleted chapter 4**

**Editor's notes and figure captions**

**Errata sheet**

**Application of a scattering theory of vhf transequatorial propagation**
**1984**

**Application of refractive scintillation theory to laser transmission through the atmosphere near ground level**
**1985**

**Comparison between the extended-medium and the phase-screen scintillation theories**
**1985**

**Use of scintillation theory to explain frequency-spread on f-region ionograms**
**1986**

**Scintillation theory - a simplified treatment**
**1986**

**Scintillation theory of the fading of hf waves returned from the f-region: receiver near transmitter**
**1987**

**Scintillation theory of fading in long distance hf ionospheric communications**
**1987**

**Unpublished**

**Wireless waves**
**1936**

**Troposphere refraction**
**1961**

**Rocket-generated mechanical waves in the ionosphere**
**1962**

**Cold plasma waves - Lecture given in England**
**1964**

**Some thoughts on the UCSD college system**
**1965**

**Miscellaneous writings**
**1972**

**Electromagnetic radiation from high-energy electrons coherently ejected in an atmosphere under the influence of an imposed
magnetic field
**
**1972**

**Magneto-ionic theory calculations**
**1974**

**M I O (magneto-ionic) theory calculations 1**
**1974**

**Concept of a radio frequency camera**
**1974**

**ELF (extremely low frequency) propagation**
**1974 - 1982**

**Quiet ionosphere**
**1975**

**Vat's observations**
**1975 - 1981**

**Ion-acoustic waves**
**1975 - 1976**

**ELF (extremely low frequency)**

**Calculations**
**1976**

**Calculations - final program**
**1976**

**Behroozi**
**1976 - 1979**

**Flow of energy across the antipodal region of an elf transmitter**
**1977**

**Label samples**
**1977**

**Masters**
**1977**

**Scintillation, UCSD**
**1977**

**ELF (extremely low frequency)**

**Part 1**
**1979**

**Part 2**
**1979**

**Reflection heights**
**1979**

**Majidi-Ahy calculations**
**1979 - 1980**

**Original diagrams**
**1980**

**Thick scintillating layer calculations**
**1980**

**Radiation of plasma waves**
**1981**

**Cold plasma wave calculations**
**1982**

**Comments on spaceborne ELF systems**
**1982**

**Fourth moment equation**
**1983**

**Laser calculations**
**1984**

**Spread f calculations**
**1984**

**Frequency spread and single-layer program for hf ionospheric scintillation incorporating earth's curvature**
**1987**

**Advanced network theory**
**undated**

**Antennas**
**undated**

**Booker paper - Transparencies**
**undated**

**Branch points in complex w plane**
**undated**

**Calculations - Miscellaneous**
**undated**

**Curves for two ion species**
**undated**

**E. M. (electo-magnetic) theory**
**undated**

**Graphs - Miscellaneous**
**undated**

**Heights of reflection - Preliminary version**
**undated**

**Horizontal structure in ionosphere**
**undated**

**Hydromagnetic waves B and Dyce originals**
**undated**

**Ionospheric refraction**
**undated**

**M I O (magneto-ionic) calculations 2**
**undated**

**Notes**
**undated**

**Plasma waves talk**
**undated**

**Preliminary calculations**
**undated**

**Profiles**
**undated**

**Radio waves**
**undated**

**Slides - Miscellaneous**
**undated**

**Stanford and Kwajalein**
**undated**

**Surface propagation**
**undated**

**Transmission lines**
**undated**

**Turbulent scattering**
**undated**

**Untitled**
**undated**

**Notebooks**

**Differential equations, Courant**
**1945**

**Elasticity, Mr. Dean**
**undated**

**Occasional lectures**
**1937 - 1948**

**Original graphs for hydromagnetic waves**
**1963**

**References**
**1900 - 1957**

**Reflections of waves from a stratified non-conducting medium**
**undated**

**Sound propagation**

**Stanford notebooks 1 and 2**
**1960**

**Theory of ionospheric radio propagation**
**1952**

**CONTRACTS AND GRANTS**

**Computer Sciences Corporation - Hf ray and attenuation calculations**
**1978**

**Instructional Improvement Grant - To publish class notes for "Cold Plasma Waves"**
**1982**

**Los Alamos National Laboratory**

**An investigation into theoretical explanation of f-spread data taken at Jicamarca, Peru**
**1984**

**Investigation of correlation scales, fading rates, directions of arrival and bandwidths for hf reflection from the ionospheric
f region
**
**1986**

**Theory of ionospheric spread f in the hf band**
**1983**

**World-wide fading characteristics for hf radio propagation using multi-layer ionosphere**
**1987**

**National Science Foundation**

**Effect of ionospheric fluctuations on f region ionograms and on radio communications in the hf band**
**1984 - 1985**

**Fourth moment partial differential equation of scintillation theory, with applications to the troposphere, the ionosphere
and the solar wind
**
**1981 - 1983**

**New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes**
**1978**

**New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes, renewal**
**1979**

**New theory of ionospheric spread f echoes, renewal**
**1979 - 1980**

**Quantitative world-wide study of fading in ionospheric radio communications in the hf band based on scintillation theory**
**1985 - 1987**

**Quantitative world-wide study of fading in ionospheric radio communications in the hf band based on scintillation theory II
- Proposal
**
**1987 - 1988**

**Office of Naval Research**

**Accounts**
**1975 - 1978**

**ELF (extremely low freq.) propagation involving simultaneous reflexion from the d and e regions**
**1978**

**ELF (extremely low freq.) propagation in and below the ionosphere**
**1975**

**Relation between ionospheric profiles and ELF propagation in the earth-ionosphere transmission line**
**1976 - 1977**

**Simplified theory of ELF propagation in the earth-ionosphere**
**1980**

**SUBJECT FILES**

**Alpert, Jacov**
**1977 - 1988**

**Articles for quotation**
**1956 - 1973**

**Articles for quotation**
**1956 - 1973**

**Budden, Kenneth and Jack Ratcliffe**

**Disturbances on campus - Correspondence, clippings, reports**
**1969 - 1971**

**Energy conservation**
**1965 - 1974**

**History of the electromagnetic theory**
**1977 - 1986**

**History of the ionosphere**
**1972 - 1986**

**Incoherent scatter**
**1949 - 1969**

**Incoherent scattering**
**1961 - 1964**

**International reference ionosphere project**
**1969 - 1979**

**Panel to investigate use of Dept. of Defense funds by UCSD faculty**
**1970**

**Principle of relativity**
**undated**

**Protests**
**1970 - 1976**

**QL/QT controversy with K. Budden**

**Angular approximations for waves in a cold magnetoplasma**
**1983 - 1984**

**Budden**
**1983**

**Heading, John**
**1983 - 1984**

**QL and QT approximations**
**1983 - 1984**

**QL/QT manuscript**
**1983 - 1984**

**Ratcliffe, Jack**
**1987**

**Security**
**1984 - 1987**

**S. I. - International System Units**
**1974**

**Student victimization**
**1973 - 1976**

**Systems explorations**
**1962 - 1978**

**Transequatorial propagation**
**1980**

**Tropospheric reprints**
**1973, 1976**

**ORGANIZATIONS**

**National Academy of Sciences**
**1979 - 1988**

**International Union of Radio Science (URSI)**

**Assembly talk**
**1981**

**Post Florence**
**1984 - 1988**

**Reorganization**
**1970 - 1972**

**TRAVEL**

**China**

**Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering**
**1981**

**Wuhan University 1**
**1981**

**Wuhan University 2**

**Correpondence, itineraries, etc.**
**1981**

**Course at university**
**1981**

**Lectures at university**
**1981**

**Radio wave propagation and ionosphere studies**
**1981**

**Tianjin University**
**1987**

**Chinese colleagues**

**Huang, Zhong hao (Guangxi University)**
**1985 - 1986**

**Lee, Fong**
**1987**

**Qing, Han**
**1981 - 1983**

**Song, Xiao-ting**
**1981 - 1983**

**Tiecheng, Li**
**1985**

**Tschu, Kang-Sun (re: Chang Man)**
**1988**

**Zhang, Zun-Jie**
**1981 - 1982**

**Chinese desirous of visiting the U.S. - Correspondence**
**1981 - 1986**

**Chinese names and addresses**
**undated**

**Chinese reprints**

**India**

**S.K. Mitra Commemoration Seminar, Calcutta**
**1985**

**Visit**
**1986 - 1987**

**ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES**

**All folders in these boxes contain originals of preservation photocopies**