Ernst Zermelo - Collected Works/Gesammelte Werke II

Volume II/Band II - Calculus of Variations, Applied Mathematics, and Physics/Variationsrechnung, Angewandte Mathematik und Physik

  • Ernst Zermelo
  • Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
  • Akihiro Kanamori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    Pages 1-9
  3. Craig G. Fraser
    Pages 10-187
  4. Rüdiger Thiele
    Pages 270-279
  5. Rüdiger Thiele
    Pages 280-285
  6. Jos Uffink
    Pages 286-299
  7. Alexey V. Borisov
    Pages 300-483
  8. Rüdiger Thiele
    Pages 484-493
  9. Rüdiger Thiele
    Pages 494-511
  10. Rüdiger Thiele
    Pages 512-561
  11. Jos Uffink
    Pages 562-593
  12. Hans-Georg Bartel
    Pages 594-615
  13. Mark E. Glickman
    Pages 616-671
  14. Craig G. Fraser
    Pages 672-721
  15. Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    Pages 722-733
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 735-781

About this book


Ernst Zermelo (1871-1953) is regarded as the founder of axiomatic set theory and is best-known for the first formulation of the axiom of choice.  However, his papers also include pioneering work in applied mathematics and mathematical physics.

This edition of his collected papers consists of two volumes. The present Volume II covers Ernst Zermelo’s work on the calculus of variations, applied mathematics, and physics.

The papers are each presented in their original language together with an English translation, the versions facing each other on opposite pages. Each paper or coherent group of papers is preceded by an introductory note provided by an acknowledged expert in the field who comments on the historical background, motivation, accomplishments, and influence.


MSC (2000): Zermelo

Authors and affiliations

  • Ernst Zermelo
    • 1
  1. 1.HeidelbergGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz-Dieter Ebbinghaus
    • 1
  • Akihiro Kanamori
    • 2
  1. 1.Abt. Mathematische LogikUniversität Freiburg Mathematisches InstitutFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Boston University Dept. Manufacturing EngineeringBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70855-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70856-8
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