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A little forgotten story: Einstein, Burali-Forti and Boggio

Author:

Bernardini, Carlo

Category:

Journal Reprints

Sub-Category:

Relativity Theory

Language:

English

Date Published:

August 2005

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70

Keywords:

A. Einstein, Cesare Burali-Forti and Tommaso Boggio, Mario Pascal, Guido Castelnuovo, Tullio Levi Civita, Roberto Marcolongo, Bertrand Russell, Gregorio Ricci Curbastro, G. A. Maggi, Carlo Somigliana, Fundamentals of Relativity, Giuseppe Peano, Riemann

Filename:

Bernardini_ItMathUnion[trans]_s8v8An2(2005)347-355.pdf

Publication:

Bollettino dell'Unione Matematica Italiana

Comments:

translation using Google Translator by Thomas E Miles

Abstract:

Many years ago, when I was a student, I devoted myself for some time at the collection of used scientific books: I had discovered that Naples was a open-air mine, with its booksellers in the basements of the streets close to the University. My father was generous; and he helped me a long way relative, Mario Pascal, the rational mechanic son of Ernesto, famous analyst, who gave me bibliographic news (often for knowledge of the authors of those "sacred" texts. I was ignorant, but tireless reader or bibliomaniac. Among the many, I found some books that intrigued me a lot (and that today are found only in libraries of old institutes): a Space and Time (according to the views of A. Einstein) by Guido Castelnuovo, published by Zanichelli in 1923 – by which many years later I had the honor of writing a short preface, on request of the Enriques, for the anastatic reprint (1981)-; essay, Espaces courbes, critique of relativity, by Cesare Burali Forti and Tommaso Boggio, published by Andrea Viglongo of Turin in 1924 (perhaps better known as "STEN" - Printing Company Editrice Nazionale); in addition, by Tullio Levi Civita, the Issues of classical and relativistic mechanics (Zanichelli, on conference texts held in Spain in January-February 1921), as well as his lectures Fundamentals of relativistic mechanics, written by Enrico Persico, the my teacher (Zanichelli, 1928); by Roberto Marcolongo, Relativity, published with Principato (Messina) in 1921; ...

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