Ernst Zermelo

An Approach to His Life and Work

Authors: Ebbinghaus, Heinz-Dieter, Peckhaus, Volker

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  • Second revised edition of first biography of Zermelo
  • Contains about 50 photos and facsimiles, most of them published here for the first time
  • System of citations adapted to Zermelo's Collected Works
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This biography sheds light on all facets of the life and the achievements of Ernst Zermelo (1871-1953). Zermelo is best-known for the statement of the axiom of choice and his axiomatization of set theory. However, he also worked in applied mathematics and mathematical physics. His dissertation, for example, promoted the calculus of variations, and he created the pivotal method in the theory of rating systems.

The presentation of Zermelo's work explores motivations, aims, acceptance, and influence. Selected proofs and information gleaned from letters add to the analysis. The description of his personality owes much to conversations with his late wife Gertrud.

This second edition provides additional information. The system of citations has been adapted to that of Zermelo's Collected Works in order to facilitate side-by-side reading and thus profit from the thorough commentaries written for the Collected Works by experts in the respective fields.

All facts presented are documented by appropriate sources. The biography contains nearly 50 photos and facsimiles.

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“This is the second edition of the well-received scientific biography of Ernst Zermelo. … The second edition has retained the readability of the first edition and is a great read for all interested in the history of axiomatic set theory. The author succeeded in writing a very valuable scientific biography of one of the greatest abstract thinkers in the foundations of mathematics whose private and scientific life is almost unknown otherwise.” (Thomas Sonar, zbMATH 1328.01002, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ernst Zermelo
Book Subtitle
An Approach to His Life and Work
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-47997-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-47997-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-47996-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50097-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 384
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations
Topics