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Encyclopedia > Esteban Terradas i Illa
Esteban Terradas i Illa, on a studio selfportrait.
Esteban Terradas i Illa, on a studio selfportrait.

Esteban Terradas i Illa (born Barcelona, 15 September 1883; died Madrid, 9 May 1950) was a Spanish mathematician, scientist and engineer. He researched and taught widely in the fields of mathematics and the physical sciences, working not only in his native Catalonia, but also in the rest of Spain and in South America. He was also active as a consultant in the Spanish telephone and railway industries. Image File history File links Esteban_Terradas. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal Postal code 08001-08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Villa de Madrid) Website http://www. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The physicist Albert Einstein is probably the most famous scientist of our time. ... Look up engineer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, known today as the father of geometry; shown here in a detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. ... Physical science is the branch of science including chemistry and physics, usually contrasted with the social sciences and sometimes including and sometimes contrasted with natural or biological science. ... Anthem: Els Segadors Capital Barcelona Official language(s) Spanish, Catalan, and Aranese Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 6th  32,114 km²  6. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Look up Telephone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


He held two doctorates (in mathematics and physics) on 1904, as well as two degrees in engineering. He was professor of mathematical analysis (teaching differential equations) and later of mathematical physics at Barcelona Central University. He also taught acoustics, optics, electricity, magnetism and classical mechanics at the University of Barcelona, teaching mechanics also at the University of Zaragoza, University of Buenos Aires and the universities of La Plata (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay). He was a Member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language and active in the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences and the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona. He was granted honorary doctorates by the Universities of Buenos Aires, of Santiago de Chile and of Toulouse (France) and established as an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Barcelona, the Association of Argentine Engineers, and of the Society of Engineers of Peru among many other honours. The first few hydrogen atom electron orbitals shown as cross-sections with color-coded probability density. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Engineering is the application of scientific or mathematical principles with due reference to economics, society and environment to develop solutions to technical problems, creating products, facilities, and structures that are useful to people. ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... Analysis is the generic name given to any branch of mathematics that depends upon the concepts of limits and convergence. ... In mathematics, a differential equation is an equation in which the derivatives of a function appear as variables. ... Mathematical physics is the scientific discipline concerned with the application of mathematics to problems in physics and the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications and for the formulation of physical theories1. ... Acoustics is a branch of physics and is the study of sound, mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids. ... Table of Opticks, 1728 Cyclopaedia Optics ( appearance or look in ancient Greek) is a branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with matter. ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... Magnetic lines of force of a bar magnet shown by iron filings on paper In physics, magnetism is one of the phenomena by which materials exert an attractive or repulsive force on other materials. ... Classical mechanics is a branch of physics which studies the deterministic motion of objects. ... The University of Barcelona (Catalan: Universitat de Barcelona, Spanish: Universitad de Barcelona, UB) is a public university located in the city of Barcelona, Spain. ... The building of the Ancient Faculty of Medicine and Sciences in Zaragoza, now called Paraninfo. ... The Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) is the largest university in Argentina, founded on August 12, 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... La Plata is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Department Montevideo Department Altitude 43 m Coordinates 34º 53S 56º 10W Founded 1726 Founder Bruno Mauricio de Zabala Population 1,325,968 (2004) (1st) Demonym Montevideano Phone Code +02 Postal Code 10000 Montevideo -pron IPA: is the capital, largest city, and chief port of Uruguay. ... The Real Academia Española (Spanish for Royal Spanish Academy; often RAE) is the institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language. ... An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ... Satellite image of Santiago Santiago (full form Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile. ... New city flag (Occitan cross) Traditional coat of arms Motto: (Occitan: For Toulouse, always more) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région Midi-Pyrénées Département Haute-Garonne (31) Intercommunality Community of Agglomeration of Greater Toulouse Mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc  (UMP) (since 2004...


He studied at Charlottenburg in Berlin, Barcelona and Madrid. Known as an exceptional student, entered the University on 1898, when was only 15 years old. He held professorships in the universities of Zaragoza, Barcelona and Madrid, specializing in physical and mathematical sciences and publishing numerous articles about those subjects. In 1909, while at the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, he produced an important work entitled Emisión de radiaciones por cuerpos fijos o en movimiento. Charlottenburg palace Charlottenburg is an area in Berlin, formerly a borough, now part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ... Berlin is the capital city and one of the sixteen states of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Poster at the exhibition entry in homage to Terradas at the Escola d'Enginieria i Arquitectura de la Salle (Barcelona) in year 2004.
Poster at the exhibition entry in homage to Terradas at the Escola d'Enginieria i Arquitectura de la Salle (Barcelona) in year 2004.

His teaching and pedagogical activity was also important. He published articles in the "Revista de la Academia de Ciencias" in Madrid, and in the bulletin of the Institute of Sciences of Barcelona. He set up a physics-mathematics seminar, to which he brought some of the best regarded scientists of his time. He became a founder member of the Sciences Section of the Institute of Catalan Studies in 1911, within the framework of the Monographic Courses of High Studies of Exchange promoted by the Mancomunitat de Catalunya. He also participated in the Minerva Collection, where he published "The radium". In 1919 set up the Institute of Electricity and Applied Mechanics and was its director; he was also a teacher of the section of electrotechnics of the Escola del Treball. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 786 KB)Poster at the exhibition entry in homage to Terradas at the Escola dEnginieria i Arquitectura de la Salle (Barcelona) in year 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 786 KB)Poster at the exhibition entry in homage to Terradas at the Escola dEnginieria i Arquitectura de la Salle (Barcelona) in year 2004. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill. ... A seminar is, generally, a form of academic instruction, either at a university or offered by a commercial or professional organization. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Mancomunitat de Catalunya was an institution that grouped the four Catalan diputacions, (or province administrations) created the 6 April of 1914, while the process for its creation futile starts to the 1911. ... General Name, Symbol, Number radium, Ra, 88 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, Period, Block 2, 7, s Appearance silvery white metallic Atomic mass (226) g/mol Electron configuration [Rn] 7s2 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 8, 2 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Electrical Engineers design power systems… … and complex electronic circuits. ...


He was interested about photography, starting at the time, on the beginning of the 20th century, using it to illustrate his technical and scientific works as well as his personal life. Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of capturing light on a film. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


He was fascinated by the theories of quanta and relativity, inviting such figures as Jacques Hadamard) (1921), Hermann Weyl (1921), Arnold Sommerfeld (1922), Tullio Levi-Civita (1922) and Albert Einstein (1923) to Barcelona. Einstein's Spanish visit, between 22 and 28 February 1923, was a notable success, organised by Terradas, the Catalan Government, the Mancomunitat, and Rafael Campalans. Terradas also was the driving force behind a series of scientific monographies that were a compilation of these lectures, his own and the works of others (including Julio Palacios, Julio Rey Pastor and Jacques Hadamard), printed by the Institute of Catalan Studies under the title "Courses of Physics and Mathematics". Quantum theory is a theory of physics that uses Plancks constant. ... Two-dimensional analogy of space-time distortion described in General Relativity. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Hermann Weyl Hermann Weyl (November 9, 1885 – December 8, 1955) was a German mathematician. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld (December 5, 1868 in Königsberg, East Prussia – April 26, 1951 in Munich, Germany) was a German physicist who introduced the fine-structure constant in 1919. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Tullio Levi-Civita. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Einstein redirects here. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... (Redirected from 22 February) February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


On 1918, Terradas was chosen to drive the Xarxa de Ferrocarrils Secundaris de Catalunya (Secondary Net of Catalan Railways), intended to decentralize Catalonia, but was never completed due to the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera being established on 13 September 1923. 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... A dictatorship is an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by a dictator. ... Primo de Rivera may refer to: Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, dictator of Spain from September 23 1923 to 1930, or his son, José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the lawyer and son of Miguel Primo de Rivera who founded the extreme right-wing party Falange. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He was a technical director of the Mancomunitat de Catalunya railways, he directed (1923-25) and projected the construction of the Transversal Metropolitan Railway of Barcelona and other Catalan railway lines. 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


It is said that the President of the Mancomunitat de Catalunya, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, entrusted him a study about the stability of the turn of plain brick, known as the "Catalan turn", which is kept at the archive of the Institute of Catalan Studies. Casa de les Punxes Palau del Baro de Quadres Josep Puig i Cadafalch (October 15, 1867 - December 21, 1956) was a modernistic Catalan architect who designed many significant buildings in Barcelona. ... The Catalan turn or Volta tabicada (in Catalan) is a turn of plain bricks, carried out ordering bricks on the flat part, that is, with the greater side of surface formed by the length and the width of the brick, which makes it much more light than the turns constructed...


He lectured at several universities in South America, teaching in those of Buenos Aires and Rio de la Plata (Uruguay) from 1936 to 39. Later he worked at the Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España and served as a member of the Higher Board of Scientific Research. When a chair of differential equations was established at Madrid, Terradas won it. The term Rio de la Plata may refer to the following: Rio de la Plata, a river in the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico River Plate, an Estuary in South America This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In (1910) he published "Discrete elements of matter and radiation", "Corrientes marinas" (1941) and, to gain entry to the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, the volume "Neologismos, arcanismos in plàtica de ingenieros" (1946). As an encyclopedist, he authored several articles in the Espasa Encyclopedia, including those on Celestial Mechanics, the Moon and relativity. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The term encyclopedist is usually used for a group of French philosophers who collaborated in the 18th century in the production of the Encyclopédie, under the direction of Denis Diderot. ... Celestial mechanics is a division of astronomy dealing with the motions and gravitational effects of celestial objects. ... For other moons in the solar system see natural satellite. ... Two-dimensional analogy of space-time distortion described in General Relativity. ...

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2399 Terradas (1971 MA) is an asteroid found on 17 June 1971 by Carlos Ulrrico Cesco from El Leoncito. ... Ponferrada is a town in Spain, the capital of the council (comarca) of El Bierzo, in the province of León, on the Sil river, a tributary of the Miño, 42º3240 N, 2º5410 W, at 544m (1785 ft) above sea-level. ...

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Books

  • Roca Rosell, Antoni: Esteban Terradas (1883-1950) : ciencia y técnica en la España contemporánea; Antoni Roca Rosell, José Manuel Sánchez Ron; introduction from Enric Trillas.- Barcelona : Serbal : INTA, 1990.- 358 pages.
  • Esteban Terradas Lecciones sobre Física de materiales sólidos.- printed by INTA 1943

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Esteban Terradas i Illa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (983 words)
Esteban Terradas i Illa (born Barcelona, 15 September 1883; died Madrid, 9 May 1950) was a Catalan mathematician, scientist and engineer.
Terradas also was the driving force behind a series of scientific monographies that were a compilation of these lectures, his own and the works of others (including Julio Palacios, Julio Rey Pastor and Jacques Hadamard), printed by the Institute of Catalan Studies under the title "Courses of Physics and Mathematics".
On 1918, Terradas was chosen to drive the Xarxa de Ferrocarrils Secundaris de Catalunya (Secondary Net of Catalan Railways), intended to decentralize Catalonia, but was never completed due to the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera being established on 13 September 1923.
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