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Research assistantship in Pavia

After having obtained his degree, Mossotti stayed two more years in the University of Pavia with the qualification of ``auditor", which was similar to a research assistant, a sort of apprenticeship to become a lecturer and a researcher. He helped Brunacci with his research, as testified by Mossotti's first published work in 1813, a note about a problem on the theory of the hydraulic ramgif. In his note, Mossotti solved the fundamental problems of the theory of the hydraulic ram with the aid of the principle of virtual velocitiesgif.

Leo Liberti
Thu Feb 26 22:27:51 CET 1998