Archief F0160 - John R. Hendricks fonds.

Open original Digitaal object

Identificatie

referentie code

CA ACU SPC F0160

Titel

John R. Hendricks fonds.

Datum(s)

  • 1988-2007 (Vervaardig)

Beschrijvingsniveau

Archief

Omvang en medium

26 cm of textual records and other material.

Context

Naam van de archiefvormer

Biografie

Canadian meteorologist and amateur mathematician, widely considered the world's foremost expert on magic squares, John R. Hendricks was born in Regina Saskatchewan, September 4, 1929, and died in Victoria, British Columbia, July 7, 2007. He obtained a degree in mathematics from the University of British Columbia in 1951 and began his career as a meteorology instructor in the N.A.T.O. flight training program. He worked for the Canadian Meteorological Service for thirty-three years, retiring in 1984 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and then in Victoria in 1996. He made many published contributions to meteorology, statistics and climatology and participated in voluteer service groups including the Monarchist League of Canada; he was the recipient of a Canada 125 Medal in 1993. His lifelong interest in recreational mathematics began at the age of thirteen when he started collecting magic cubes and squares. He was the first person in the world to successfully make and publish five and six-dimensional magic hypercubes as well as inlaid magic cubes and squares; he was also the first to publish diagrams of all 58 magic tesseracts of order 3. He published many articles on these subjects in the Journal of Recreational Mathematics as well as in other journals; he also self-published many books and papers. In retirement, he gave public lectures on magic squares and cubes in schools and to teachers' conventions in Canada and northern U.S. He developed an enriched mathematics course on magic squares and cubes which he taught for seven years at Acadia Junior High School in Winnipeg. He only began using a personal computer for his calculations in 1996 when Parkinson's Disease made it too difficult to use his hands; until then his only aid for his work was a programmable calculator.

Geschiedenis van het archief

Donated by Celia Hendricks in 2007.

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

Fonds consists of manuscripts and published works by J.R. Hendricks, a compact disk containing many of his publications, works about him and works by others.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie

Aanvullingen

Ordeningstelsel

Voorwaarden voor toegang en gebruik

Voorwaarden voor raadpleging

No restrictions on access.

Voorwaarden voor reproductie

Taal van het materiaal

    Schrift van het materiaal

      Taal en schrift aantekeningen

      Text in English.

      Fysieke eigenschappen en technische eisen

      Toegangen

      File level inventory available at repository.

      Verwante materialen

      Bestaan en verblifplaats van originelen

      Bestaan en verblijfplaats van kopieën

      Related units of description

      Fonds is part of the Eugène Strens Recreational Mathematics Collection.

      Related descriptions

      Aantekeningen

      Aantekening

      Title based on contents of the fonds.

      Aantekening

      Includes 1 compact disk.

      Alternative identifier(s)

      ckey

      3211846

      Trefwoorden

      Geografische trefwoorden

      Naam ontsluitingsterm

      Genre access points

      Beschrijvingsbeheer

      Identificatie van de beschrijving

      Identificatiecode van de instelling

      Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

      Status

      Niveau van detaillering

      Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming

      Taal (talen)

        Schrift(en)

          Bronnen

          Digitaal object (Master) rights area

          Digitaal object (Referentie) rights area

          Digitaal object (Thumbnail) rights area

          Voorwaarden voor raadpleging en gebruik