Definition:Hilbert 23/13

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Hilbert $23$: Problem $13$

Solution of 7th Degree Equations using Two Parameter Functions

Solve all $7$th degree equations using functions of two parameters.

Solution of 7th Degree Equations using Two Parameter Functions

Historical Note

The Hilbert 23 were delivered by David Hilbert in a famous address at Paris in $1900$.

He considered them to be the oustanding challenges to mathematicians in the future.


There was originally going to be a $24$th problem, on a criterion for simplicity and general methods in proof theory, but Hilbert decided not to include it, as it was (like numbers $4$, $6$, $16$ and $23$) too vague to ever be described as "solved".