The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers

The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers

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by Ben Yandell, Benjamin Yandell
     
 

This eminently readable book focuses on the people of mathematics and draws the reader into their fascinating world. In a monumental address, given to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 1900, David Hilbert, perhaps the most respected mathematician of his time, developed a blueprint for mathematical research in the new century. Jokingly called a… See more details below

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This eminently readable book focuses on the people of mathematics and draws the reader into their fascinating world. In a monumental address, given to the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 1900, David Hilbert, perhaps the most respected mathematician of his time, developed a blueprint for mathematical research in the new century. Jokingly called a natural introduction to thesis writing with examples, this collection of problems has indeed become a guiding inspiration to many mathematicians, and those who succeeded in solving or advancing their solutions form an Honors Class among research mathematicians of this century. In a remarkable labor of love and with the support of many of the major players in the field, Ben Yandell has written a fascinating account of the achievements of this Honors Class, covering mathematical substance and biographical aspects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568811413
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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