The foundations of geometry and the history of geometry

Gray, Jeremy
March 1998
Mathematical Intelligencer;Spring98, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p54
Academic Journal
Focuses on the history and foundations of geometry. View that Hilbert's `Grundlagen der Geometrie' marks the start of axiomatising mathematics; Problems associated with this view; Contribution of the Italians to projective geometry; Reformulation of geometry as a source of modern logic; Names of various persons that contributed to the development of geometry.


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