Andrea Del Centina - Alessandra Fiocca

Guglielmo Libri matematico e storico della matematica
L'irresistibile ascesa dall'Ateneo pisano all'Institut de France

2010, cm 17 x 24, xxii-342 pp. con 5 figg n.t. e con appendice documentaria su CD-ROM allegato.

ISBN: 9788822260031

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This volume explores in depth some aspects of Guglielmo Libri’s scientific and moral personality. It describes his professional career from the University of Pisa to the Institut de France, attempts a comprehensive evaluation of his mathematical work, explains the genesis of the Histoire des Sciences Mathématiques en Italie and emphasizes the innovative aspects of this work. The attached CD contains the transcription of some interesting documents among which Libri’s diaries from his two journeys to Paris.