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The Resource Mathematicians at war : Volterra and his French colleagues in World War One, Laurent Mazliak and Rossana Tazzioli

Mathematicians at war : Volterra and his French colleagues in World War One, Laurent Mazliak and Rossana Tazzioli

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Mathematicians at war : Volterra and his French colleagues in World War One
Title
Mathematicians at war
Title remainder
Volterra and his French colleagues in World War One
Statement of responsibility
Laurent Mazliak and Rossana Tazzioli
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Language
eng
Summary
Numerous scientists have taken part in the war effort during World War I, but few gave it the passionate energy of the prominent Italian mathematician Volterra. As a convinced supporter of the cause of Britain and France, he struggled vigorously to carry Italy into the war in May 1915 and then developed a frenetic activity to support the war effort, going himself to the front, even though he was 55. This activity found an adequate echo with his French colleagues Borel, Hadamard and Picard. The huge correspondence they exchanged during the war, gives an extraordinary view of these activities, and raises numerous fundamental questions about the role of a scientist, and particularly a mathematician during WW I. It also offers a vivid documentation about the intellectual life of the time ; Volterra's and Borel's circles in particular were extremely wide and the range of their interests was not limited to their field of specialization. The book proposes the complete transcription of the aforementioned correspondence, annotated with numerous footnotes to give details on the contents. It also offers a general historical introduction to the context of the letters and several complements on themes related to the academic exchanges between France and Italy during the war
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Mazliak, Laurent
Dewey number
510.92
Index
index present
LC call number
QA29.V65
LC item number
M395 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Tazzioli, Rossana
Series statement
Archimedes, New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Series volume
v. 22
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  • Volterra, Vito
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Volterra, Vito
  • Mathematicians
  • France
  • Italy
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Mathematicians at war : Volterra and his French colleagues in World War One, Laurent Mazliak and Rossana Tazzioli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I, Introduction to the letters. What is this book about? ; The protagonists ; Italy and France at the eve of WW1 ; Vito Volterra and his institutional activity ; Volterra and Italian interventionism between 1914 and 1915 -- pt. II, Volterra's exchanges with Borel, Hadamard and Picard in World War One -- pt. III. Appendices. The case of Pérès ; Persuading the American Jewish community ; French propoganda ; Cultural relations between Italy and France
Control code
495479256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048127399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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978-90-481-2739-9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)495479256
Label
Mathematicians at war : Volterra and his French colleagues in World War One, Laurent Mazliak and Rossana Tazzioli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I, Introduction to the letters. What is this book about? ; The protagonists ; Italy and France at the eve of WW1 ; Vito Volterra and his institutional activity ; Volterra and Italian interventionism between 1914 and 1915 -- pt. II, Volterra's exchanges with Borel, Hadamard and Picard in World War One -- pt. III. Appendices. The case of Pérès ; Persuading the American Jewish community ; French propoganda ; Cultural relations between Italy and France
Control code
495479256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048127399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-90-481-2739-9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)495479256

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