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Mechanics, mathematical physics and foundations of mathematics in the 18th and 19th Centuries

seminar: Gabrio Piola and continuum mechanics

speaker: Danilo Capecchi (Università di Roma La Sapienza)

abstract: In this conference the contribution of Gabrio Piola to continuum mechanics will be examined. Though he was with no doubt a skilled mathematician and a good mechanician, within the international scientific community little is commonly known about his papers, mainly because a large part of the Italian school of mechanics was isolated in the first half of the XIXth century. The most important papers by Piola on continuum mechanics will be examined and commented upon, and some comparisons will be made with his contemporaries Cauchy, Poisson and Kirchhoff.

Tue 8 Jul, 17:45 - 18:25, Aula Bianchi Scienze
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