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Complementi alle Lezioni di Meccanica Razionale (VOL.3)

ISBN 88-95706-31-3

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Author: T. Levi Civita -- U. Amaldi
Pages: XII + 424

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In the preface to the first volume it was anticipated the contents of the second (I, p. X) inclusive of Continuum mechanics, but in the second Preface (II, p. Xi) that topic was again sent back to a third volume that does not never seen the light. It was, instead, developed by the authors in the "Compendium"; it was thought then to complete this reissue with five chapters on that topic (in the first part of the third volume). The second part of the third volume contains the contributions of Italian experts on the subject. These actions are of three types: historical framework for certain aspects, missing topics in lessons or subsequent developments of some concepts of the text printing. Their arrangement is similar to that of their missing subjects in lessons or developments of some concepts after the printing of the text.


U.I. Amaldi, S. Benenti, G. Benettin, P. Benvenuti, P. G. Bordoni, E.N.M. Cirillo, F. Cardin, L. Dell'Aglio,  F. Fassò, G. Gallavotti,  G. Gorni, M. Guzzo, C. Marchioro, G. Maschio, S. Rionero, T. Ruggeri, G. Saccomandi, A. Sinopoli, G. Zampieri

Tullio Levi Civita is graduated from the University of Padua, in 1898, only twenty-four, in Padua became owner of Pure mechanics professor, 20 years later, in 1918, he was appointed at the University of Rome, "La Sapienza "ordinary before top Analysis, then rational mechanics. In 1938 he was removed from office for racial discrimination of the fascist government because of his Jewish origin. He died isolated from the scientific world in his apartment in Rome, in 1941.I his studies on the absolute differential calculus, have been a key reference and the basis of the mathematics of general relativity theory Einstein.Gli was dedicated an asteroid: 12473 Levi -Civita.

Ugo Amaldi is graduated in Mathematics in Bologna twenty-three was appointed five years later, in 1903, professor of Algebra and Analytic Geometry at the University of Cagliari. He then moved to the University of Modena (1906-19), to that of Padua (1919-24) and finally to Rome, first at the Faculty of Architecture (1924-42) and later at the Academy of Sciences (1942-44) .Lavorò mainly on the theory of continuous transformation groups, he appreciated essayist, member of the Accademia dei Lincei and other scientific institutions, was considered a person of calm and impartial character, sincere and not ostentatious religiosity.