By William Bragg Ewald

Immanuel Kant's *Critique of natural cause is broadly taken to be the place to begin of the fashionable interval of arithmetic whereas David Hilbert used to be the final nice mainstream mathematician to pursue very important 19th century principles. This two-volume paintings offers an outline of this crucial period of* *mathematical examine via a delicately selected number of articles. they supply an perception into the rules of every of the most branches of arithmetic - algebra, geometry, quantity concept, research, common sense, and set idea - with narratives to teach how they're associated. *

Classic works through Bolzano, Riemann, Hamilton, Dedekind, and Poincare are reproduced in trustworthy translations and plenty of decisions from writers comparable to Gauss, Cantor, Kronecker, and Zermelo are right here translated for the 1st time. the gathering is a useful resource for a person wishing to achieve an figuring out of the root of recent mathematics.

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