Gerhard Hessenberg

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Gerhard Hessenberg (Frankfurt, 16 August 1874 – Berlin, 16 November 1925) was a German mathematician. He received his Ph.D from the University of Berlin in 1899 under the guidance of Hermann Schwarz and Lazarus Fuchs. His name is usually associated with projective geometry, where he is known for proving that Desargues' theorem is a consequence of Pascal's theorem,[1] and set theory where he is known for introducing the concept of a connection.[2] The Hessenberg sum and product of ordinals are named for him. However, Hessenberg matrices are named for Karl Hessenberg, a near relative.

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  • Ebene und sphärische Trigonometrie ((several editions) ed.). Berlin: de Gruyter. 
  • "Grundbegriffe der Mengenlehre". Abhandlungen der Friesschen Schule. Neue Folge 1: 478–706.  (also in book form as a separate publication from Verlag Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, Göttingen 1906).
  • Grundlagen der Geometrie (2nd ed.). Berlin: de Gruyter. 1967. 1st ed. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner. 1930. [3]
  • Transzendenz von e und π. Ein Beitrag zur höheren Mathematik vom elementaren Standpunkte aus. New York. 1965.  (unaltered reprint of the Teubner edition of 1912).[4]
  • Vom Sinn der Zahlen. Tübingen/ Leipzig. 1922. 

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