Date of Award
Master of Arts in Mathematics
In this paper, a brief introduction to the history, and development of Euclidean geometry will be followed by a biographical background of David Hilbert, highlighting significant events in his educational and professional life. In an attempt to add rigor to the presentation of geometry, Hilbert defined concepts and presented five groups of axioms that were mutually independent yet compatible, including introducing axioms of congruence in order to present displacement.
Clarke, Lawrence Michael, "Foundations of geometry" (2008). Theses Digitization Project. 3419.