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Author Yandell, Ben.

Title The honors class : Hilbert's problems and their solvers / Benjamin H. Yandell.

Published Natick, Mass. : A.K. Peters, [2002]
©2002

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 UniM ERC  510.904 YAND    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-472) 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)