Physical description 
ix, 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453472) and index. 
Contents 
[pt. 1]. Introduction : the origin of the coordinates  Introduction  Advice : how to read this book Origin of the coordinates  [pt. 2]. Foundation problems : 1, 2, 10  Set theory, anyone  I am lying (mathematics is consistent)  Perfect spy : how many real numbers are there  Can't we do this with a computer  [pt. 3]. Foundations of specific areas ; 3, 4, 5, 6  In the original  Distance  Something for nothing  On again, off again : physics and math  [pt. 4]. Number theory : 7, 8, 9, 11, 12  First, state the tune  Transcending local conditions  Inordinate allure of the prime numbers  Castles of air  [pt. 5]. Algebra and geometry : a miscellany : 14, 15, 16, 17, 18  What is algebra  Schubert's variety show  Graph that curve  How many kinds of crystals are there, and does the grocer know how to stack oranges  [pt. 6]. Analysis problems : 13, 19. 20, 21, 22, 23  Analysis takes at least seven years  How famous can a function theorist be  Schools amid turbulence  Past Chernaya Rechka, to 61 Savushkina Street  Work on it  [pt. 7]. We come to our census  Census. 
Subject 
Mathematics  History  20th century.


Mathematicians  Biography.

Variant Title 
Hilbert's problems and their solvers. 
ISBN 
1568811411 

9781568811413 

1568812167 (paperback) 

9781568812168 (paperback) 
