Lot #4048
Ludwik Silberstein Autograph Manuscript Signed: 'The Effect of Clumping on the Size-Frequency Distribution and on the H. and D. Curve of an Emulsion'

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Estimate: $200+

Description

AMS signed and dated one day before his death, "Ludwik Silberstein, Rochester, N.Y., January 16, 1948," eight pages on four sheets, headed: "The Effect of Clumping on the Size-Frequency Distribution and on the H. and D. Curve of an Emulsion." In this evidently unpublished handwritten technical manuscript, Silberstein discusses the clumping of grains in a photographic emulsion as it pertains to the film characteristic curve (the relationship between the optical density and relative exposure). In overall fine condition. Accompanied by a newspaper clipping of Silberstein's obituary from the Rochester News, published January 18, 1948, which makes note of his long-term consultancy with the Eastman Kodak Company ("For 28 years he had been a consultant in mathematical physics on the application of various theories to photography"), in addition to his place as an authority on relativity.

From the collection of physicist Ludwik Siberstein.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Einstein Archives of Ludwik Silberstein
  • Dates: #609 - Ended May 20, 2021