By William Bragg Ewald
Immanuel Kant's Critique of natural Reason is greatly taken to be the start line of the fashionable interval of arithmetic whereas David Hilbert was once the final nice mainstream mathematician to pursue importatn 19th century principles. This two-volume paintings offers an summary of this significant period of mathematical learn via a gently selected choice of articles. they supply an perception into the rules of every of the most branches of arithmetic - algebra, geometry, quantity conception, research, good judgment, and set idea - with narratives to teach how they're associated. vintage works through Bolzano, Riemann, Hamilton, Dedekind, and Poincare are reproduced in trustworthy translations and plenty of decisions from writers corresponding to Gauss, Cantor, Kronecher, and Zermelo are right here translated for the 1st time. the gathering is a useful resource for someone wishing to achieve an realizing of the basis of contemporary arithmetic.