Grundlagen der Geometrie

  title={Grundlagen der Geometrie},
  author={G. B. M.},
THIS fascinating work has long since attained the rank of a classic, but attention may be directed to this new edition, which has various additions, mainly bibliographical, and seven supplements, which are reprints of papers by the author on topics related to that of his famous essay. Two of these can be enjoyed by readers with no exceptional mathematical knowledge. In the one on the equality of the base angles of an isosceles triangle, Dr. Hilbert proves, inter alia, the remarkable fact that… 

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  • D. Rowe
  • Art
    Perspectives on Science
  • 1997
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