Book ID: CBB919486061

The Riemann Hypothesis in Characteristic p in Historical Perspective (2018)


Roquette, Peter (Author)


Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 244
Language: English

This book tells the story of the Riemann hypothesis for function fields (or curves) starting with Artin's 1921 thesis, covering Hasse's work in the 1930s on elliptic fields and more, and concluding with Weil's final proof in 1948. The main sources are letters which were exchanged among the protagonists during that time, found in various archives, mostly the University Library in Göttingen. The aim is to show how the ideas formed, and how the proper notions and proofs were found, providing a particularly well-documented illustration of how mathematics develops in general. The book is written for mathematicians, but it does not require any special knowledge of particular mathematical fields.

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Authors & Contributors
Schwermer, Joachim
Fenster, Della Dumbaugh
Artin, Emil
Benis-Sinaceur, Hourya
Segal, S. L.
Roquette, Peter
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Historia Mathematica
Mathematische Semesterberichte
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
American Mathematical Society
Free Scholars Press
European Mathematical Society
Number theory; number concept
Collected correspondence
Artin, Emil
Hasse, Helmut
Hilbert, David
Albert, Adrian
Schreier, Otto
Robinson, Abraham
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
United States
University of Chicago
University of Wisconsin

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