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Enrico Fermi a Firenze

Le «Lezioni di Meccanica Razionale» al biennio propedeutico agli studi di Ingegneria: 1924-1926
  • Edited by:
  • Roberto Casalbuoni,
  • Giovanni Frosali,
  • Giuseppe Pelosi,

Enrico Fermi, Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938, taught at the Royal University of Florence. Fermi's stay in Florence was short and only lasted two academic years (1924-25 and 1925-26); during those years, he taught "Mathematical Physics" and "Rational Mechanics” courses. This volume contributes to the reconstruction of this quite unknown period of Fermi's life, marked however by the publication of the Fermi statistics, which is also the foundation of the physics of semiconductors, and therefore of modern electronics. The text also features Enrico Fermi’s "Lessons of Rational Mechanics” to Science students and to students from the two-year preparatory course for Engineering studies during the aforementioned time span. The topics Enrico Fermi addressed in his lectures include kinematics and point dynamics, kinematics and statics of rigid systems and system statics in general. Lastly, the lessons contain «Lagrangia»’s equations and some elements of hydromechanics. This book is the first of a series of publications associated with the magazine «Il Colle di Galileo» by Firenze University Press.

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Roberto Casalbuoni

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1445-0654

Giovanni Frosali

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4395-1987

Giuseppe Pelosi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6826-0955

Roberto Casalbuoni is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the University of Florence. He has held several management positions at the INFN (the Italian National Physics Institute) and at the University of Florence. His main research topics is Elementary Particle Physics. He has collaborated with several foreign institutions, including the CERN in Geneva, the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg, the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the Université de Genève. Giovanni Frosali is Full Professor of Rational Mechanics at the Department of Engineering of the University of Florence. His scientific interest lies in kinetic theories, with particular regard to the modelling of semiconductors. He has participated in several international conferences in the field of mathematical methods for applied sciences. Recently, he has been interested in non-holonomic mechanics and its applications to vehicle dynamics. Giuseppe Pelosi is Full Professor of Electromagnetic Fields at the Department of Engineering of the University of Florence. He is a Fellow of the IEEE «for the contributions to computational electromagnetics». Several foreign institutions have collaborated with him, including the McGill University of Montreal, the University of California of Los Angeles, the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis and the Centre for History of Science of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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Book Title

Enrico Fermi a Firenze

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Le «Lezioni di Meccanica Razionale» al biennio propedeutico agli studi di Ingegneria: 1924-1926

Editors

Roberto Casalbuoni, Giovanni Frosali, Giuseppe Pelosi

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398

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2014

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© 2014 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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I libri de «Il Colle di Galileo»

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