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Enrico Fermi a Firenze

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

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, a scientific breakthrough which would bring the Italian scientist to international celebrity thanks to its application in several fields of physics. This work is at the base, among other things, of semiconductor physics 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.

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Daniele Dominici

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-4701-2012

Giuseppe Pelosi

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

Roberto Casalbuoni

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

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.
Daniele Dominici is Full Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Florence. He was Director of the Department of Physics of the University of Florence and of the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics of Arcetri. His carries out researches in the field of Theoretical Physics of Elementary Particles. He has collaborated with several foreign institutions, in particular the CERN, the University of Geneva, the UC Davis and the Johns-Hopkins University of Baltimore.
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

Book Subtitle

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

Editors

Daniele Dominici, Giuseppe Pelosi, Roberto Casalbuoni

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Number of Pages

408

Publication Year

2019

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© 2019 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6453-960-7

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978-88-6453-959-1

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978-88-6453-960-7

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I libri de «Il Colle di Galileo»

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2704-5609

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2612-7989

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