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Vito Volterra.

Author: Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni; Kim Williams
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2012.
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AiVito Volterra (1860-1940) was one of the most famous representatives of Italian science in his day. Angelo Guerragio and Giovanni Paolini analyze Volterra's most important contributions to mathematics and their applications, as well as his outstanding organizational achievements in scientific policy. Volterra was one of the founding fathers of functional analysis and the author of fundamental contributions in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angelo Guerraggio; Giovanni Paoloni; Kim Williams
ISBN: 9783642272639 3642272630
OCLC Number: 826853617
Description: 1 online resource (181 pages)
Contents: Vito Volterra; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: Chronicles of Italian Life; 1.1 The Family; 1.2 Uncle Alfonsós Concerns; 1.3 The University: Àlways Go Forward with the Same Tenacity of Purposé!; 1.4 A Rather Special Student; Chapter 2: Professor in Pisa; 2.1 Just Graduated and Teaching Right Away; 2.2 Scientific Work During the Period in Pisa; 2.3 The First Trips Abroad; Chapter 3: The Cats of Torino; 3.1 The Move; 3.2 Torino and Peano; 3.3 Integral Equations; 3.4 The Dispute with Peano; Chapter 4: Rome, Public Appointments, the Politician; 4.1 Matrimony and Paris. 4.2 The Inaugural Lecture in Rome4.3 Duties, Honours and Research; 4.4 The Italian Society for the Progress of the Sciences; 4.5 The Rome Congress of 1908; Chapter 5: Days of Firing from a Dirigible; 5.1 The Thalassographic Committee and Travels to the United States; 5.2 From Neutrality to Intervention; 5.3 The Office for Inventions and Research; Chapter 6: From War to Peace: Italýs National Research Council; 6.1 The Reorganisation of Science: The Ideas Come from the United States!; 6.2 From the International Research Council to the Italian National Research Council. 6.3 The Encyclopedia NazionaleChapter 7: The End of Freedom; 7.1 Opposition to the Gentile Reform; 7.2 Watched by the Police; 7.3 Swearing Allegiance; Chapter 8: After the Cats, Fish; 8.1 The Great Exception; 8.2 Volterra the Biomathematician; 8.3 The Solution to the Problem; 8.4 Other Developments; Chapter 9: Time Runs Out; 9.1 In Shadow of St. Peteŕs; 9.2 The Racial Laws; 9.3 In the Quiet of Ariccia; Appendix I Significant Dates in Italian History 1849-1945; Appendix II Significant Dates in the Life of Vito Volterra 1860-1940; References; Index.
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