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Value Of Science, The

Essential Writings of Henri Poincare


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More than any other writer of the twentieth century, Henri Poincare brought the elegant, but often complicated, ideas about science and mathematics to the general reader. A genius who throughout his life solved complex mathematical calculations in his head, and a writer gifted with an inimitable style, Poincare rose to the challenge of interpreting the philosophy of science to scientists and nonscientists alike. His lucid and welcoming prose made him the Carl Sagan of his time. This volume collects his three most important books: Science and Hypothesis (1903); The Value of Science (1905); and Science and Method(1908).

Biographical Note
Introduction to the Modern Library Science Series
Science and Hypothesis
Number and Magnitudep. 7
On the Nature of Mathematical Reasoningp. 9
Mathematical Magnitude and Experimentp. 20
Spacep. 33
Non-Euclidean Geometriesp. 35
Space and Geometryp. 46
Experiment and Geometryp. 60
Forcep. 71
The Classical Mechanicsp. 73
Relative and Absolute Motionp. 87
Energy and Thermo-Dynamicsp. 95
Naturep. 107
Hypotheses in Physicsp. 109
The Theories of Modern Physicsp. 122
The Calculus of Probabilitiesp. 137
Optics and Electricityp. 155
Electro-Dynamicsp. 165
The Value of Science
The Mathematical Sciencesp. 195
Intuition and Logic in Mathematicsp. 197
The Measure of Timep. 210
The Notion of Spacep. 223
Space and Its Three Dimensionsp. 245
The Physical Sciencesp. 269
Analysis and Physicsp. 271
Astronomyp. 282
The History of Mathematical Physicsp. 290
The Present Crisis of Mathematical Physicsp. 296
The Future of Mathematical Physicsp. 308
The Objective Value of Sciencep. 315
Is Science Artificial?p. 317
Science and Realityp. 337
Science and Method
The Scientist and Sciencep. 361
The Selection of Factsp. 363
The Future of Mathematicsp. 371
Mathematical Discoveryp. 387
Chancep. 401
Mathematical Reasoningp. 421
The Relativity of Spacep. 423
Mathematical Definitions and Educationp. 441
Mathematics and Logicp. 460
The New Logicsp. 473
The Last Efforts of the Logisticiansp. 486
The New Mechanicsp. 501
Mechanics and Radiump. 503
Mechanics and Opticsp. 514
The New Mechanics and Astronomyp. 530
Astronomical Sciencep. 543
The Milky Way and the Theory of Gasesp. 545
French Geodesyp. 558
General Conclusionsp. 569
Indexp. 573
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ISBN: 9780375758485
ISBN-10: 0375758488
Series: Modern Library Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 2nd October 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition