The Honors Class : Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers Paperback / softback
by Ben 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 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 506 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 12/12/2001
- Category: History of mathematics
- ISBN: 9781568812168
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