|Bartoli Adolfo (1851 - 1896)|
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Bartoli's paper has been previously published in 1876, on a local magazine. Discussing an ideal experiment concerning thermal radiation, Bartoli showed that it is possible to transfer heat, by a cycle, from a body to another at a higher temperature. The second principle of thermodynamics requires that an equivalent work must be done. According to Bartoli, the "most simple hypothesis"- also if not unique - for explaining the origin of such a work, is that thermal radiation exerts a pressure. Bartoli's paper has been quoted by Boltzmann in his discussion of black-body radiation in 1884.
Bartoli's paper is discussed in: B. Carazza and H. Kragh, "Adolfo Bartoli and the Problem of Radiant Heat", Annals of Science, 46 (1989), 183-194.
Adolfo Bartoli was born in Firenze on March, 19, 1851.
He took the degree in Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Pisa on 1874.
He has been:
- Pupil of Enrico Betti and Riccardo Felici at the Superior Normal School of Pisa
- Assistant of Emilio Villari at the University of Bologna from 1876
- Professor of Physics at the Technical Institute of Arezzo (starting from 1876)
- Professor of Physics at the University of Sassari (starting from 1878)
- Professor of Physics at the Technical Institute of Firenze (starting from 1879)
- Professor of Physics at the University of Catania (from 1886 to 1893)
- Professor of Physics at the University of Pavia (starting from 1893)
- Member of the Scientific Academy of Turin
- Member of the Italian Spectroscopic Society
|Bartoli died in Pavia on July, 18, 1896.|
In "Il Nuovo Cimento" Bartoli wrote 79 papers. Among them:
- 16 on Specific Heat
- 14 on Electrolysis
- 13 on Electrical Conductivity
- 10 on Thermodynamics
- 5 on Electricity