Title: Exterior Forms and Their Applications [...
Publisher: PWN - Polish Scientific Publishers
Publication Date: 1970
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Very Good+ in Good DJ: Book shows indications of careful use; just a touch of wear to extremities; slightest spine lean; the outside edges are a little thumbed; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows considerable wear to the extremities; moderate rubbing; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy: sturdy and presentable and with a clean text in a well-worn, but intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 427pp. Errata sheet tipped in at rear endpapers. Revised English Translation from the French by Abraham Goetz. Hardback with DJ. Wladyslaw Slebodzinski (February 6, 1884 in Pysznica – January 3, 1972 in Wroclaw, Poland) was a Polish mathematician. Wladyslaw Slebodzinski was educated at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (1903-1908). He was the teacher until 1921. Since 1921 he lectured at the The State High School of Mechanical Engineering Poznan and in the thirties was visiting lecturer at the Poznan University and Warsaw University until 1939. During the Second World War he gave underground lecture for which he was imprisoned, surviving three German concentration camps: Auschwitz (1942 - 1945) prisoner no. 79053, Gross-Rosen and Nordhausen. In KL Auschwitz he gave a series of extraordinary, underground university level lecture Underground education in Poland during World War II. In 1945 he became professor at the coupled Wroclaw University and Wroclaw University of Technology, and from 1951 he was professor at the Wroclaw University of Technology. With Bronislaw Knaster, Edward Marczewski and Hugo Steinhaus he was a co-founder of the mathematical journal Colloquium Mathematicum. From 1949 until 1960 he was a Professor of the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1931, he introduced a definition of the Lie derivative although the name Lie derivative occurred first in a (two parts) paper by van Dantzig, as asserted by J.A. Schouten in his introduction to tensor analysis and its geometrical applications. Doctor honoris causa of the Wroclaw University of Technology (1965), Poznan University of Technology (1967), and of the Wroclaw University (1970). Prof. Slebodzinski was member, President (1961-1963) and honorary member of the Polish Mathematical Society. Bookseller Inventory # 41849
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