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Middlebrook, R. David (Electrical Engineer)



  • Existence: 1929 - 2010


Background: Caltech assistant professor 1955-1958; associate professor 1958-1965; professor 1965-1998; emeritus 1998.


Description: Born in Newcastle, England, Middlebrook was educated at Cambridge University (BA 1952, MA 1956) and at Stanford University (MS 1953, PhD 1955). He joined the Caltech faculty in electrical engineering in 1955.

Middlebrook wrote a pioneering transistor textbook that included mathematical models to help engineers use transistors in their circuit designs. He was well known for his Extra Element Theorem, which gives simple formulas for the effects of adding a single element to a circuit. This theorem is widely used in circuit design and measurements. At Caltech he was awarded the Feynman Prize and the ASCIT Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was the recipient of the Franklin Institute's Longstreth Medal and of several awards by the IEEE.


Collection Notes: Historical File.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

40-Year Anniversary Party

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1995-00216

David Middlebrook

 File — Box Z24: Series II
Identifier: Z24

Electrical Power Control Reborn-A New Era

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00441

Power Electronics--An Emerging Discipline

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1995-00217

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Unprocessed Material 4
Archival Object 1
Electrical engineering 2
Engineering 2
Historical File 1
Watson Lecture 1