Karl Eugen Guthe

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Karl Eugen Guthe
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Karl Eugen Guthe (1866-1915)
Born March 5, 1866
Hannover, Germany
Died September 15, 1915
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Residence  USA
Citizenship German later American
Fields Physicist
Institutions University of Michigan
Iowa State College
Alma mater University of Strasbourg
Humboldt University of Berlin
University of Marburg
Doctoral advisor Hermann Paasche
Doctoral students Neal H. Williams
Known for Physics textbooks
Influences Max Planck

Karl Eugen Guthe (5 March 1866 - 10 September 1915) was a German-born American physicist notable for his work on aspects of electricity.


He was born in Hanover, Germany, and was educated at the Hanover Technical School and at the universities of Strassburg, Berlin, and Marburg. He received his PhD from the University of Marburg in 1892 for a thesis entitled: Ueber das Mechanische Telephone (On the Mechanical Telephone).


Moving to the United States in 1892, he taught physics at the University of Michigan, where, after four years as professor at Iowa State College, he became professor in 1909 and dean of the graduate department in 1912. He was a member of the jury of awards at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904 and was vice president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1908.

Books by Guthe[edit]

He is the author of a Manual of Physical Measurements (1902; third edition, 1912), with J. O. Reed; Laboratory Exercises with Primary and Storage Cells (1903); Textbook of Physics (1908; second edition, 1909); College Physics (1911), with J. O. Reed; Definitions in Physics (1913); and contributions on physics and electricity in scientific journals.



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