Mathematician:Tullio Levi-Civita

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Mathematician

Italian mathematician most famous for his work on absolute differential calculus (tensor calculus) and its applications to the theory of relativity.

His work covered celestial mechanics (notably on the three-body problem), analytic mechanics and hydrodynamics.


Nationality

Italian


History

  • Born: 29 March 1873 in Padua, Veneto, Italy
  • Died: 29 December 1941 in Rome, Italy


Theorems and Definitions

Definitions of concepts named for Tullio Levi-Civita can be found here.


Publications

  • 1900: Méthodes de calcul différentiel absolu et leurs applications ("Methods of the absolute differential calculus and their applications") (Math. Ann. Vol. 54: pp. 125 – 201) (with Gregorio Ricci)
  • 1904: Sulla integrazione della equazione di Hamilton-Jacobi per separazione di variabili ("On the integration of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation by separation of variables") (Math. Ann. Vol. 59)
  • 1917: Nozione di parallelismo in una varietà qualunque e conseguente specificazione geometrica della curvatura riemanniana ("Notion of parallelism in any variety and consequent geometric specification of the Riemannian curvature") (Rend. Circ. Mat. Palermo Vol. 42: pp. 173 – 205)
  • 1923: Lezioni di meccanica razionale (with Ugo Amaldi)
  • 1924: Questioni di meccanica classica e relativistica
  • 1925: Lezioni di calcolo differenziale assoluto
  • 1927: The Absolute Differential Calculus (edited by Enrico Persico, trans. by Marjorie Long)
  • 1928: Fondamenti di meccanica relativistica (with Enrico Persico)
  • 1931: Caratteristiche dei sistemi differenziali e propagazione ondosa
  • 1935: Nozioni di balistica esterna (with Ugo Amaldi)
  • 1950: Problème des N Corps en relativité générale (as Tullio Levi)
  • 1954: Opere Matematiche. Memorie e Note ("Collected mathematical works. Memoirs and notes") Volume primo ($\text {1893}$ – $\text {1900}$)
  • 1956: Opere Matematiche. Memorie e Note ("Collected mathematical works. Memoirs and notes") Volume secondo ($\text {1901}$ – $\text {1907}$)
  • 1957: Opere Matematiche. Memorie e Note ("Collected mathematical works. Memoirs and notes") Volume terzo ($\text {1908}$ – $\text {1916}$)
  • 1960: Opere Matematiche. Memorie e Note ("Collected mathematical works. Memoirs and notes") Volume quarto ($\text {1917}$ – $\text {1928}$)
  • 1970: Opere Matematiche. Memorie e Note ("Collected mathematical works. Memoirs and notes") Volume quinto ($\text {1929}$ – $\text {1937}$)
  • 1970: Opere Matematiche. Memorie e Note ("Collected mathematical works. Memoirs and notes") Volume sesto ($\text {1938}$ – $\text {1941}$)


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