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Genre/Form: | Electronic books History |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Hilbert, David, 1862-1943. David Hilbert's lectures on the foundations of physics, 1915-1927. New York : Springer, 2009 (DLC) 2009930650 |

Named Person: | David Hilbert; David Hilbert |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
David Hilbert |

OCLC Number: | 646816783 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xii, 795 pages). |

Contents: | Mitteilungen.- The Foundations of Physics: The Lectures (1916#x2013;1917).- The Foundations of Physics: Specific Topics (1915?#x2013;1918).- Epistemological Questions of Physics (1921 and 1923).- Lectures on Radiation and Quantum Theory (1912).- Lectures on Quantum Theory (1922#x2013;23 and 1926#x2013;27). |

Series Title: | David Hillbert's lectures on the foundations of mathematics and physics, 1891-1933, 5 |

Responsibility: | [edited by] Tilman Sauer, Ulrich Majer. |

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## Reviews

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From the reviews: "This is one volume of an ambitious project to publish David Hilbert's lectures on the foundations of mathematics and physics, 1891-1933. ... The upshot is a wonderful resource making possible new scholarship on Hilbert as a highly interesting philosopher of physics and epistemologist. ... Philosophers of physics and those with interests in early twentieth-century HOPOS will find in this book an irresistible invitation to explore Hilbert as philosopher of physics and epistemologist." (Katherine Brading, Metascience, October, 2013) "This is the second volume published in the meritorious selection from Hilbert's unpublished lecture notes of courses on the foundations of mathematics and physics ... . The volume is completed by several tools that make access to the material easier: a complete list of Hilbert's lecture ... and an index of names and subjects. ... an excellent volume that perfectly fulfils the editor's desire 'to bring out the significance and potential of Hilbert's contributions to the foundations of physics in all their aspects' ... ."--- (Volker Peckhaus, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 c) "This splendidly edited and rich volume sets a remarkable store of Hilbert's ideas before the public ... . The book and each of its six chapters have excellent introductions by the editors ... have taken the sensible decision to leave Hilbert's text in its original German. ... they have judged that the best (a translation) would have been the enemy of the good (a well edited book that actually exists) and for choosing the good, and much else, we should thank them." (Jeremy J. Gray, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2010) "David Hilbert (1862-1943) was an outstanding mathematician whose Gesammelte Abhandlungen (Collected Works) were published during his lifetime, between 1932 and 1935 in three volumes. ... this volume inhabits a place somewhere between a definitive critical history and a student edition, although readers of this beautifully printed and well bound book will no doubt appreciate having some important and interesting papers by Hilbert between its covers." (Rudiger Thiele, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1190, 2010) Read more...

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