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David Hilbert and the axiomatization of physics (1898-1918) : from Grundlagen der Geometrie to Grundlagen der Physik

Author: Leo Corry
Publisher: Dordrecht : Kluwer, 2004.
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 10.
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Presents a fresh and comprehensive picture of David Hilbert's intense, original, and influential involvement with physics, that spanned his career and that constituted a main focus of interest in his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Corry
ISBN: 140202777X 9781402027772 1402027788 9781402027789
OCLC Number: 57010880
Description: xvii, 513 p. : 41 ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Late nineteenth century background --
2. Axiomatization in Hilbert's early career --
3. The axiomatic method in action : 1900-1905 --
4. Minkowski and relativity : 1907-1909 --
5. From mechanical to electromagnetic reductionism : 1910-1914 --
6. Einstein and Mie : two pillars of Hilbert's unified theory --
7. Foundations of physics : 1915-1916 --
8. Hilbert and GTR : 1916-1918 --
9. Epilogue --
Appendixes: --
1. General chronology of events mentioned in the text --
2. Hilbert's Göttingen courses on physics --
3. Seminars, miscellaneous lectures --
4. Hilbert's physics assistants and doctoral students --
5. Letters quoted in the book --
6. Items from the Hilbert Nachlass referred to in the book --
7. Hilbert's axioms for radiation theory.
Series Title: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 10.
Responsibility: by Leo Corry.
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