Hilbert / Edition 1

Hilbert / Edition 1

by Constance Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387946748

ISBN-13: 9780387946740

Pub. Date: 04/19/1996

Publisher: Springer New York

"It presents a sensitive portrait of a great human being. It describes accurately and intelligibly on a nontechnical level the world of mathematical ideas in which Hilbert created his masterpieces. And it illuminates the background of German social history against which the drama of Hilberts life was played. Beyond this, it is a poem in praise of mathematics."

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"It presents a sensitive portrait of a great human being. It describes accurately and intelligibly on a nontechnical level the world of mathematical ideas in which Hilbert created his masterpieces. And it illuminates the background of German social history against which the drama of Hilberts life was played. Beyond this, it is a poem in praise of mathematics." -SCIENCE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387946740
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
04/19/1996
Edition description:
1st ed. 1970. 2nd printing 1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

[Hilbert] is woven out of three distinct themes. It presents a sensitive portrait of a great human being. It describes accurately and intelligibly on a nontechnical level the world of mathematical ideas in which Hilbert created his masterpieces. And it illuminates the background of German social history against which the drama of Hilbert's life played.... Beyond this, it is a poem in praise of mathematics." (Freeman Dyson, Science)

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