Cesare Burali-Forti (13 August 1861 – 21 January 1931) was an Italian mathematician.

Cesare Burali-Forti.

He was born in Arezzo, and was an assistant of Giuseppe Peano in Turin from 1894 to 1896, during which time he discovered what came to be called the Burali-Forti paradox of Cantorian set theory. He died in Turin.

Books by C. Burali-Forti

Analyse vectorielle générale: Applications à la mécanique et à la physique. with R. Marcolongo (Mattéi & co., Pavia, 1913)

Corso di geometria analitico-proiettiva per gli allievi della R. Accademia Militare (G. B. Petrini di G. Gallizio, Torino, 1912)

Geometria descrittiva (S. Lattes & c., Torino, 1921)

Introduction à la géométrie différentielle, suivant la méthode de H. Grassmann (Gauthier-Villars,1897)

Lezioni Di Geometria Metrico-Proiettiva (Fratelli Bocca, Torino, 1904)

Meccanica razionale with Tommaso Boggio (S. Lattes & c.,Torino, 1921)

Bibliography

Primary literature in English translation:

Jean van Heijenoort, 1967. A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931. Harvard Univ. Press.

1897. "A question on transfinite numbers," 104-11.

1897. "On well-ordered classes," 111-12.

Secondary literature:

Ivor Grattan-Guinness, 2000. The Search for Mathematical Roots 1870-1940. Princeton Uni. Press.

Notes and references

External links

O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Cesare Burali-Forti", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.

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