[FOM] Hilbert's 6th Problem:Axioms for Physics
martin at eipye.com
Fri Jan 23 11:34:15 EST 2004
Harvey quotes Hilbert on this. In reading what Hilbert said, it is
important to keep in mind that this was in 1900 before relativity and
quantum theory, when it might appear that physics as a field for
fundamental investigation was coming to an end, and what was left was to
tidy up the loose ends.
FOMers might also want to look at: "Hilbert's 6th Problem: Axioms for
A.S. Wightman, in MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENTS ARISING FROM THE HILBERT
PROBLEMS, Proc.Symposia in Pure Math., vol. 28(1976), pp. 147-240.
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