Definition:Hilbert 23/14

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Hilbert $23$: Problem $14$

Proof of Finiteness of certain Complete Systems of Functions

Proof of the finiteness of certain complete systems of functions.

Proof of Finiteness of certain Complete Systems of 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".