Home » David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics (1898 1918): From Grundlagen Der Geometrie to Grundlagen Der Physik by Leo Corry
David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics (1898 1918): From Grundlagen Der Geometrie to Grundlagen Der Physik Leo Corry

David Hilbert and the Axiomatization of Physics (1898 1918): From Grundlagen Der Geometrie to Grundlagen Der Physik

Leo Corry

Published November 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781402027772
Hardcover
513 pages
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 About the Book 

David Hilbert (1862-1943) was the most influential mathematician of the early twentieth century and, together with Henri Poincare, the last mathematical universalist. His main known areas of research and influence were in pure mathematics (algebra,MoreDavid Hilbert (1862-1943) was the most influential mathematician of the early twentieth century and, together with Henri Poincare, the last mathematical universalist. His main known areas of research and influence were in pure mathematics (algebra, number theory, geometry, integral equations and analysis, logic and foundations), but he was also known to have some interest in physical topics. The latter, however, was traditionally conceived as comprising only sporadic incursions into a scientific domain which was essentially foreign to his mainstream of activity and in which he only made scattered, if important, contributions. Based on an extensive use of mainly unpublished archival sources, the present book presents a totally fresh and comprehensive picture of Hilberts intense, original, well-informed, and highly influential involvement with physics, that spanned his entire career and that constituted a truly main focus of interest in his scientific horizon.