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Henri Poincaré : a scientific biography

Author: Jeremy Gray
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) was not just one of the most inventive, versatile, and productive mathematicians of all time--he was also a leading physicist who almost won a Nobel Prize for physics and a prominent philosopher of science whose fresh and surprising essays are still in print a century later. The first in-depth and comprehensive look at his many accomplishments, Henri Poincaré explores all the fields  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henri Poincaré; Henri Poincaré; Henri Poincaré
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Gray
ISBN: 9780691152714 0691152713
OCLC Number: 788266487
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: xiii, 592 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The essayist --
Poincaré's career --
The prize competition of 1880 --
The three body problem --
Cosmogony --
Physics --
Theory of functions and mathematical physics --
Topology --
Interventions in pure mathematics --
Poincaré as a professional physicist --
Poincaré and the philosophy of science.
Responsibility: Jeremy Gray.

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