Written by a towering figure of 20th-century mathematics, this classic examines the mathematical material necessary for a grasp of relativity theory. Levi-Civita's thorough treatment of introductory theories provides the basis for his discussions of fundamental quadratic forms and absolute differential calculus. Concluding chapters address physical applications. 1926 edition.
Italian mathematician Tullio Levi-Civita (1873-1941) is most famous for his work on absolute differential calculus and its applications to relativity theory.