The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers

The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers

by Ben Yandell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568812167

ISBN-13: 9781568812168

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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:
9781568812168
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
506
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.81(d)

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