David Hilbert: Biography, Facts & Inventions

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In which country did the mathematician David Hilbert live most of his life?

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1. What were Hilbert's Problems?

2. _____ is a multi-dimensional space in which the techniques of vector algebra and calculus can still be used.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this brief quiz and see what you know about the mathematician David Hilbert. When you answer the questions, you'll be covering important areas of study like the country where Hilbert lived and an explanation of Hilbert's problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be addressed on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • The name for the multi-dimensional space where the rules of vector algebra and calculus still apply
  • One of Hilbert's mathematical accomplishments
  • Hilbert's theorem that proved that all equations could be separated into a finite number of types

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the mathematician David Hilbert, like the country where he lived for the majority of his life
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a mathematical accomplishment of Hilbert's
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a description of Hilbert's problems and one of his theorems that proved that all equations could be separated into a finite number of types

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more about this mathematician in the accompanying lesson titled David Hilbert: Biography, Facts & Inventions. You'll be exploring these topics as you go through the lesson:

  • Hilbert's Ph.D. in Mathematics from Konigsberg University
  • His role as a senior lecturer and a professor of mathematics
  • Axiomatic approach to mathematics known as Hilbert's program
  • His presentation at the 1900 International Congress of Mathematicians
  • Persecution of his friends by the Nazis in the 1930s
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