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Italian Mathematics Between the Two World Wars

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ISBN-10: 3764365552

ISBN-13: 9783764365554

Edition: 2006

Authors: Angelo Guerraggio, Pietro Nastasi

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This book describes Italian mathematics in the period between the two World Wars. We analyze its development by focusing on both the interior and the external influences. Italian mathematics in that period was shaped by a colorful array of strong personalities who concentrated their efforts on a select number of fields and won international recognition and respect in an incredibly short time. Consequently, Italy was considered a third "mathematical power" after France and Germany, and qualified Italian universities became indispensable stops on the "tour", organized for the improvement of young foreign mathematicians. At that time, Italy was also dominated by a fascist regime. This…    
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Birkh�user Boston
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 299
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Italian school of algebraic geometry
Mathematical physics
Analysis
Mathematicians at the front
Volterra's leadership
Rome 1921
The foundation of the U.M.I. and the C.N.R.
Fascism
Giovanni Gentile and the school reform
Severi, mathematician and politician
Enriques and his school
Castelnuovo, probability and "social mathematics"
Tullio Levi-Civita
The Thirties
Towards disaster
The International Congress of 1936
The anti-semitic laws of 1938
Crisis