By David Hilbert
The fabric inside the following translation used to be given in substance through Professor Hilbert as a process lectures on euclidean geometry on the collage of Göttingen through the wintry weather semester of 1898–1899. the result of his research have been re-arranged and positioned into the shape within which they seem the following as a memorial tackle released in reference to the social gathering on the unveiling of the Gauss-Weber monument at Göttingen, in June, 1899. within the French version, which seemed quickly after, Professor Hilbert made a few additions, quite within the concluding feedback, the place he gave an account of the result of a up to date research made through Dr. Dehn. those additions were included within the following translation.
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