Science and Hypothesis: The Complete Text

Science and Hypothesis: The Complete Text

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350026773
Publisher: Continnuum-3PL
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) was a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, and a philosopher of science.

David J. Stump is Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco, USA.

Melanie Frappier is Associate Professor of Humanities at the University of King's College, Canada.

Andrea Smith has a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from UCLA, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction by David J. Stump
Origin of the parts of the book
Author's Preface
Part I: Number and Magnitude
2. On the Nature of Mathematical Reasoning
3. Mathematical Magnitude and Experiment
Part II: Space
4. Non-Euclidean Geometries
5. Space and Geometry
6. Experiment and Geometry
Part III: Force
7. Classical Mechanics
8. Relative and Absolute Motion
9. Energy and Thermo-Dynamics
Part IV: Nature
10. Hypotheses in Physics
11. The Theories of Modern Physics
12. The Calculus of Probabilities
13. Optics and Electricity
14. XIII Electro-Dynamics
15. The End of Matter
Index

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