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Collection Number Ms2008-062
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Processed by: Emily K. Bibby, Special Collections Staff
2008 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open to research.
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The Hermann Fricke Manuscript was purchased by Special Collections in 1999.
The processing and description of the Hermann Fricke Manuscript occurred in August, 2008.
Hermann Fricke was a German cosmologist and one of a group of physicists that disagreed with Einstein's theory of special relativity. He supported using "ether" to explain electromagnetism.
Hermann Fricke's manuscript of "Eine Neue Sonnentheorie" ("A New Theory of the Sun") from 1932 utilizes Sir William Siemens and William Herschel's ideas on sun spots and the solar corona to suggest new theoretical perspectives on the sun's relationship to the atmosphere. Points of discussion include "The Unlikelihood of Prominent Ideas/Theories of the Sun," "Sun Spots," "The Corona," "The Comets," "The Courvoisier Effect," "The Spectrum of the Sun," "The Planets, Jupiter" and "The Model of a Gravity Line." The manuscript includes handwritten edits, presumably in the author's hand.