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Does anyone have a link to Hilbert's Original Proof of the Nullstellensatz, or know a book where it's printed? I'd be interested to see what it was like. I only really know the Noether normalisation and Zariski proofs. While these are both good, it would be nice to have it 'from the horse's mouth'!

Many thanks in advance.

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Wikipedia hints that it's Hilbert, David (1890), "Ueber die Theorie der algebraischen Formen", Mathematische Annalen 36 (4): 473–534, doi:10.1007/BF01208503, but I haven't found it after a quick look at the paper (and I don't know German). – lhf Aug 21 '12 at 22:49
It's probably in Hilbert's collected works: Gesammelte Abhandlungen, volume 2 on Algebra. – lhf Aug 21 '12 at 23:02
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According to Eisenbud, Hilbert's Nullstellensatz can be found in:

The statement of the theorem appears at the bottom of p. 320, if I'm not mistaken. (I don't read German, however!)

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I am able to read German and I can confirm your finding. Very good reference, thank you! – Gregor Bruns Aug 22 '12 at 7:44
An anonymous user suggested an edit that was rejected just before I could accept it, so I took the liberty of incorporating it because I found it useful, as not everyone has access to the Springer Link articles. – t.b. Aug 22 '12 at 9:15
Fantastic - thanks very much! – Edward Hughes Aug 22 '12 at 13:14

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