Caption: Book - Century of Physics (1973)
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be! ora ha pei i oi mad t h< exp i nt • i M rd, put ent, and com; ar.m c p /ed Alt d st *s an t phys i ugh hi ac s is s an is, ac •
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d, a Leader among engineers of his day in this respect. Baker and j remark that a noted engineering handbook published about 1870 boldl terted t i higher mathematics was useless to an engineer. t TV. state-
ment greatly impressed the students and tended to alienate them from the essential mathematical and scientific preparation. But Professor Robinson's
versatility, ability and enthusiasm in the constant and effective use o higher mathematics were very effective in leading the students to adopt the better ideals of an engineering education. By 1878 four curricula in engineering had been established - mechanical il, mining, and architecture. The total engineering facult consisted
of three professors and three instructors.
The student enrollment in In Februar 1878, but i \a: al
engineering was 59; in the university it was 416.
Robinson was appointed the first Dean of the Engineering College e same year he resigned to accept an app mtment as Professor < ngineering and Physics at Ohio State Univei on the Illinois campus. it v.
He has left a land irk f a t er
He designed and supervised the buildir. It was installed in Univer Lon towel
clock for the Class of 1878.
Hall and i
mechanism now actuates the clock in the I Mini
lim Ilobart ]\
In 1878 Selim Peabody came to the Univ< i
ngi e< ng and hysics. H had b e e n a t< < h-
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to teach pi si