Hilbert

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
Now in new trade paper editions, these classic biographies of two of the greatest 20th Century mathematicians are being released under the Copernicus imprint. These noteworthy accounts of the lives of David Hilbert and Richard Courant are closely related: Courant's story is, in many ways, seen as the sequel to the story of Hilbert. Originally published to great acclaim, both books explore the dramatic scientific history expressed in the lives of these two great scientists and described in the lively, nontechnical writing style of Contance Reid.
 

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Contents

Youth I
1
Friends and Teachers
9
Doctor of Philosophy
15
Paris
22
Gordans Problem
28
Changes
39
Only Number Fields
47
Tables Chairs and Beer Mugs
57
Space Time and Number
111
Friends and Students I 17
117
Physics
125
War
137
The Foundations of Mathematics
148
The New Order
158
The Infinite
168
Borrowed Time
178

Problems
65
The Future of Mathematics
74
The New Century
84
Second Youth
91
The Passionate Scientific Life
102
Logic and the Understanding of Nature
190
Exodus
198
Age
206
The Last Word
216
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