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Arthur Whitmore Smith
The Michigan Alumnus 62-71

Arthur Whitmore Smith, who be
comes Assistant Professor of Phys
ics, was born in Hartford, Vermont, 
 May 11, 1874. He was graduated 
from Dartmouth College as B.S. in
 1893, and attended Cornell University 
in 1893 and 1894, and Wesleyan Uni
versity, receiving the degree of M.S.
 in 1895. In 1902 and 1903 he was
 fellow at Johns Hopkins University 
and received the degree of Ph.D. in
 1903.

He was physical assistant in 
the United States Department of Ag
riculture from 1894 to 1899, where he
 was largely instrumental in develop
ing a huge calorimeter within which 
the man to be experimented upon 
could easily live for several weeks at
 a time, —yet so delicate that the ener
gy required for the slightest move
ment was immediately recorded out
side.

He was assistant in physics at
 Wesleyan University in 1898 and
 1899; instructor in physics and elec
trical engineering at Tulane University in 1900 and 1901; and professor 
of electricity and electrical engineer
ing at the University of Mississippi
 in 1901 and 1902.

Professor Smith 
has made special researches on 
calorimetric determinations of ener
gy of foods; energy losses in condens
ers; latent heat of fusion of ice; re
sistance of voltaic cells; latent heat 
of evaporation of water at ordinary
 temperatures.

He is a member of Phi
 Beta Kappa; fellow of the American
 Association for the Advancement of
 Science; member of American Physi
cal Society; Thayer Society of Engin
eers of Dartmouth College; Interna
tional Electrical Congress, St. Louis; 
 Michigan Schoolmasters' Club; Research Club of the University of 
Michigan; National Geographic So
ciety.

He was married Dec. 26. 1900, 
 to Anna Frances Berry of Andover, 
 Mass. They have a daughter, Cyn
thia Berry Smith, born in December 1905.