By William Bragg Ewald
Immanuel Kant's Critique of natural cause is generally taken to be the start line of the trendy interval of arithmetic whereas David Hilbert used to be the final nice mainstream mathematician to pursue vital 19th century principles. This two-volume paintings presents an summary of this significant period of mathematical examine via a delicately selected number of articles. they supply an perception into the principles of every of the most branches of arithmetic - algebra, geometry, quantity thought, research, common sense, and set conception - with narratives to teach how they're associated. vintage works through Bolzano, Riemann, Hamilton, Dedekind, and Poincare are reproduced in trustworthy translations and lots of decisions from writers akin to Gauss, Cantor, Kronecker, and Zermelo are the following translated for the 1st time. the gathering is a useful resource for a person wishing to achieve an realizing of the root of contemporary arithmetic.
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