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The Hilbert challenge

Author: Jeremy Gray
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few problems in mathematics have had the status of those posed by David Hilbert in 1900. Mathematicians have made their reputations by solving some of them like Fermat's last theorem, but several remain unsolved including the Riemann Hypotheses, which has eluded all the great minds of this century. A hundred years later, this book takes a fresh look at the problems, the man who set them, and the reasons for their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert; David Hilbert
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Gray
ISBN: 0198506511 9780198506515
OCLC Number: 44153228
Description: xii, 315 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Future unveiled --
Shaping of a pioneer --
Beacons are lit --
Early response: 1900-1914/18 --
Between the wars: foundations examined --
After 1945 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jeremy J. Gray.
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In 1900, David Hilbert posed a set of 23 unsolved mathematical problems, thus setting an agenda for mathematics that lasted throughout the 20th Century. This book addresses the nature of Hilbert and  Read more...

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