Vito Volterra

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Volterra, Vito


Born, May 3, 1860, in Ancona; died Oct. 11, 1940, in Rome. Italian mathematician.

Volterra was a professor at the universities of Pisa (from 1883), Turin (from 1893), and Rome (from 1900). He was a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome. Best known are his works in the field of partial differential equations, the theory of elasticity, integral and integro-differential equations, and functional analysis.


Miunts, G. M. Integral’nye uravnenīīa. Part I—Lineinye uravneniia Vol’terra. Leningrad-Moscow, 1934. (Contains a bibliography.)
Love, A. Matematicheskaia teoriia uprugosti. Moscow-Leningrad, 1935. (Translated from English; contains a bibliography.)
Krall, G. “Vito Volterra. La matematica e la scienza del suo tempo.” Civilta macchine, 1955, vol. 3, no. 1.
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