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Re-release of the first volume of the text of "Lessons Rational Mechanics". With redesigned images. "The work that we present the first volume, is gained through the teaching of rational mechanics, which one of us has professed for over twenty years in Padua and Rome, the other for six years in Modena and Padua. From his teaching MISUSE originally the work has derived a specific elementary character, so it can not nor does it pretend to be a real treaty. However, we dare to hope that will also be welcomed as a reference book, because we, While seeking an institutional discussion, we have consistently and thoughtfully considered the various and diverse needs of those who study the rational mechanics, according to have purposes mathematician or physicist or astronomer or geodeta, or, instead, technical, both mechanical builder, civil, naval, or hydraulic engineer or industrial or electrician. [...] "
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.