Title: William H. Roever Collection, 1885-1945

ID: WUA/03/wua00075

Primary Creator: Roever, William H. (1874-1951)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

The collection consists entirely of published material and dissertations, some by Roever and some by others. The materials are arranged alphabetically by author.

William Henry Roever was born on May 16, 1874 in St. Louis. He received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in 1897, and then went to Harvard University, where he earned an A.M. in 1904 and his Ph.D. in 1906. Roever initially taught Astronomy at Washington University from 1899 until 1901. He then went to teach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1905 to 1908 before coming back to Washington University in 1908 to teach mathematics. Roever was the founder and first president of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematical honor society at Washington University, and later became the Chairman of the Department of Mathematics. He died on January 31, 1951 in St. Louis.

Repository: WUA University Archives

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Acquisition Method: This material was transferred to University Archives from the Mathematics Library in 1992 and 1994.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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- Box 1
- Folder 1: Unidentified Author, International Mathematical Congress at Zurich, 1932
- Folder 2: Angel, Henry, Practical Plane Geometry and Projection - Volume II, Plates, no date (book)
- Folder 3: Barnett, I. A., Ph.D. Plane Analytic Geometry, Parts I and II, no date
- Folder 4: Beckenbach, E. F. and R. H. Bing, On Generalized Convex Functions, 1945 (reprint)
- Folder 5: Bilinsky, Solomon. Outline of a Theory of Functions of an Abstract Variable, 1934 (reprint)
- Folder 6: Birkhoff, Garrett. Lattice Theory, no date
- Folder 7: Bliss, G. A., Theory of Functions of Real Variables, no date
- Folder 8: Blumberg, Henry, On the Factorization of Expressions of Various Types, 1916 (reprint)
- Folder 9: Chang, Hung Chi, Transformation of Linear Partial Differential Equations, 1929 (reprint)
- Folder 10: Chessin, Alexander S. Sur la Toupie de Foucault, no date (reprint)
- Folder 11: Coolidge, J. L., Characteristic Numbers of a Real Algebraic Plane Curve, 1917 (reprint)
- Folder 12: De Prima, Charles and John Knudsen, Advanced Methods in Applied Mathematics, 1941
- Folder 13: Del Re, A. Sulle Equazione Generali Per la Dinamica Negli Spaziiad "n" Dimensioni ed a Curvatura Constante, 1912 (reprint)
- Folder 14: Dodd, Edward L. Justification of Emperical Probability Based on an Undetermined A Priori Probability, 1913 (reprint)
- Folder 15: Dunford, Nelson, Uniformity in Linear Spaces, 1938 (reprint)
- Folder 16: Engler, Edmund A. The Geometry of the Cone of Revolution - Text, May 14, 1892 (book)
- Folder 17: Engler, Edmund A. List of Books in His Library; Notebook - "References", 1926, n.d.
- Folder 18: Ettlinger, H. J., Advanced Calculus, 1922
- Folder 19: Ettlinger, H. J. On the Integrability of a Continuous Function, 1924 (reprint)
- Folder 20: Ewing, George. Contribution to the Theory of Discontinuous Solutions in the Calculus of Variations, 1935 (reprint)
- Folder 21: Friedrichs, Kurt and Irving Ritter. Advanced Courses in Applied Mathematics - Fluid Dynamics, 1941
- Folder 22: Gottlieb, M. J. Concerning Some Polynomials Orthogonal on a Finite or Enumerable Set of Points, 1938 (reprint)
- Folder 23: Graustein, W. C., Harmonic Minimal Surfaces, 1940 (reprint)
- Folder 24: Graustein, W. C., Isometric W-Surfaces, 1924 (reprint)
- Folder 25: Graustein, W. C. and B. D. Koopman. A Necessary and Sufficient Condition That Two Surfaces be Applicable, 1924 (reprint)
- Folder 26: Gronwall, T. H., V. K. La Mer, and K. Sandved, Uber den EinfluB der Sogenannten ... , 1928 (reprint)
- Folder 27: Hagen, B. L. Quintuples of Three-Dimensional Varieties in a Four Dimensional Linear Space, 1930 (reprint)
- Folder 28: Hancock, M. Harris. [Doctoral Thesis, University of Paris], 1901(dissertation)
- Folder 29: Heath, Thomas Edward. Tracks of the Sun and Stars, 1913 (dissertation)
- Folder 30: Hedrick, E. R.. Mathematical Association of America, 1916 (reprint)
- Folder 31: Hedrick, E. R. and Louis Ingold, Beltrami Equations in Three Dimensions, 1925 (reprint)
- Folder 32: Holweck and Lejay, Portable Instrument for the Rapid Measurement of Geometry, 1930 (reprint)
- Folder 33: Ingold, Louis, Functional Differential Geometry, 1912 (reprint)
- Folder 34: Jones, Max, Student Notebook from Unidentified Class, 1913
- Folder 35: Kanitani, Joyo, Sur les Particularisations du Repere Attache a une Courbe dans un Espace ... , 1935 (publication)
- Folder 36: Kellogg, O. D., On the Derivatives of Harmonic Functions on the Boundary, no date (reprint)
- Folder 37: Keyser, C. J. Charles Sanders Peirce as a Pioneer, 1935
- Folder 38: Loria, Gino, On Certain Constructions of Descriptive Geometry, February 1919 (publication)
- Folder 39: Loria, Gino. Scienze e Scienziati nel Periodo Della Rivoluzione Francese, 1915 (reprint)
- Folder 40: McDonald, John Hector, On the System of a Binary Cubic and Quadratic..., 1901 (reprint)
- Folder 41: McDonough, D. L., On the Expansion of a Certain Type of Determinant, 1931 (dissertation)
- Folder 42: Mehlenbacher, Lyle E., Interrelations of the Fundamental Solutions of the Hypergeometric Equation, 1936 (dissertation)
- Folder 43: Mitchell, Ulysses Grant, Geometry and Collineation Groups of the Finite Projective Plane, 1910 (dissertation)
- Folder 44: Mullikin, Anna, Certain Theorems Relating to Plane Connected Point Sets, 1923 (dissertation)
- Folder 45: Musselman, John Rogers, Set of Eight Self-Associated Points in Space, 1916 (reprint)
- Folder 46: Oldenburger, Rufus, Rational Equivalence of a Form to a Sum of the pth Powers, 1938 (reprint)
- Folder 47: Olshausen, George R. Uber die Unipolarrotation ... , 1901 (dissertation)
- Folder 48: Osgood, William. Condition That a Function in a Projective Space be Rational, 1912 (reprint)
- Folder 49: Osgood, William and Edson Taylor, Conformational Transformations on the Boundaries of their Regions of Definition, 1913 (reprint)
- Folder 50: Rider, Paul, On the Minimizing of a Class of Definite Integrals, 1922 (reprint)

- Box 2
- Folder 1: Roever, William H., Advanced Calculus, 1933
- Folder 2: Roever, William H., Brilliant Point Phenomena, 1921 (publication)
- Folder 3: Roever, William H., Brilliant Points and the Loci of Brilliant Points, April 1902 (reprint)
- Folder 4: Roever, William H. Collegiate Mathematics for War Service: Some Drawings and Graphical Solutions in Navigation, November 1918 (publication)
- Folder 5: Roever, William H. [Comments on the Deviation of the Law of Perfect Gasses], no date
- Folder 6: Roever, William H. Curve of Light in a Corrugated Dome, December 1913 (reprint)
- Folder 7: Roever, William H. Descriptive Geometry and its Merits as a Collegiate as Well as an Engineering Subject, April 1918 (reprint)
- Folder 8: Roever, William H., Deviations of Falling Bodies, 1910-1915 (reprint)
- Folder 9: Roever, Wiliam H., Effects of the Earth's Rotation on the Range and Drift of a Projectile, January 29, 1943 (reprint)
- Folder 10: Roever, William H. Fundamental Theorems of Orthographic Axonometry and their Value in Picturization, 1941 (publication)
- Folder 11: Roever, William H. A Geometric Derivation of a General Formula for the Southerly Deviation of Freely Falling Bodies, June 1915 (reprint)
- Folder 12: Roever, William H. Geometric Description of the Halo on the Dome of the St. Louis Cathedral, 1920 (reprint)
- Folder 13: Roever, William H. Geometric Explanation of a Certain Optical Phenomenon, March 1919 (reprint)
- Folder 14: Roever, William H. Geometrical Constructions of the Lines of Force Proceeding from ..., June 30, 1896 (reprint)
- Folder 15: Roever, William H. Graphical Constructions for a Function of a Function and for a Function ..., November 1916 (reprint)
- Folder 16: Roever, William H. History of Mathematics at Washington University, 1947
- Folder 17: Roever, William H. Math 5 Notes - Harvard, Folder 1, 1898
- Folder 18: Roever, William H. Math 5 Notes - Harvard, Folder 2, 1898
- Folder 19: Roever, William H. Math 14 Notes - Folder 1, 1898
- Folder 20: Roever, William H. Math 14A Notes - Folder 2, 1898
- Folder 21: Roever, William H. Mathematics I Book - Notes , no date
- Folder 22: Roever, William H. Method of Numerical Integration in Exterior Ballistics, no date
- Folder 23: Roever, William H. Note on the Meridional Deviation of a Falling Body, July 23, 1915 (reprint)
- Folder 24: Roever, William H. Optical Interpretations in Higher Geometry, March 1914 (reprint)
- Folder 25: Roever, William H. Servants of Man's Progress - Manual Training School, 1893
- Folder 26: Roever, William H., Some Phases of Descriptive Geometry, Nov.-Dec. 1925 (reprint)
- Folder 27: Roever, William H. Some Recent Work on the Problem of the Deviations of Freely Falling Bodies, 1916 (reprint)
- Folder 28: Roever, William H. Weight Field of Force of the Earth, 1940 (publication)
- Folder 29: Roever, William H., William Chauvenet, 1925 (reprint)
- Folder 30: Schwarz, H. A., Ueber Ein de Flachen Flacheninhalts ... , 1885 (reprint)
- Folder 31: Sparks, E. W., Universal Quadratic Zero Forms in Four Variables, 1933 (dissertation)
- Folder 32: Stephens, Eugene, Symbolic Calculus, 1925 (reprint)
- Folder 33: Stoker, J. J., Bending and Buckling of Elastic Plates, 1941
- Folder 34: Stoker, J. J. and A. S. Peters, Non Linear Vibrations, 1939-1942
- Folder 35: Szego, Gabor, Mathematics, Equations, Integrals, 1934-1938
- Folder 36: von Hunyady, Eugen. Ueber Die Fundamentalen Eigenschaften der Algebraischen Curven, 1864 (dissertation)
- Folder 37: Weber, E., Advanced Courses in Applied Mathematics - Transient Analysis of Electrical Networks, 1941
- Folder 38: White, Henry S. Abel'sche Integrale auf Singularitatenfreien Eifach ..., 1891 (dissertation)
- Folder 39: White, Henry S. Poncelet Polygons, 1916 (reprint)
- Folder 40: Wilson, Edwin B., Oblique Reflections and Unimodular Strains, 1907 (reprint)

- Box 3
- Folder 1: Elements of Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Drawings, Volume IV, 1897, Elements of Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Drawings, Volume IV, 1897
- Folder 2: Total Eclipse of the Sun - Report of the Washington University Eclipse Party, 1889 (book)
- Folder 3: Engler, Edmund A. Geometry of the Core of Revolution - Plates, no date
- Folder 4: Roever, William H. Descriptive Geometry - Plates, no date
- Folder 5: Loria, Gino, Storia della Gwometria Descritiva dale origini sino ai giorni nostril, 1921 (book)
- Folder 6: Hasse, Helmut, H
- Folder 7: Fuchs, Analytische Mechanik, 1893-1894 (book)
- Folder 8: Picard,

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