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Poincaré, Henri 1854-1912

Works: 1,205 works in 4,666 publications in 14 languages and 39,529 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Dedicatee, Former owner, Redactor, Publishing director
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Science and hypothesis by Henri Poincaré( Book )

306 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is Poincaré's famous discussion of creative psychology as it is revealed in the physical sciences. Explaining how such basic concepts as number and magnitude, space and force were developed, the great French mathematician refutes the skeptical position that modern scientific method and its results are wholly factitious. The places of rigorous logic and intuitive leaps are both established by an analysis of contrasting methods of idea-creation in individuals and in modern scientific traditions. The nature of hypothesis and the role of probability are investigated with all of Poincaré's usual fertility of insight. Partial contents: On the nature of mathematical reasoning. Magnitude and experiment. Space: non-Euclidean geometrics, space and geometry, experiment and geometry. Force: classical mechanics, relative and absolute motion, energy and thermodynamics. Nature: hypotheses in physics, the theories of modern physics, the calculus of probabilities, optics and electricity, electro-dynamics. "Poincaré's was the last man to take practically all mathematics, both pure and applied as his province. Few mathematicians have had the breadth of philosophic vision that Poincaré's had, and none is his superior in the gift of clear exposition." {u2014} Men of Mathematics, Eric Temple Bell, Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge
Science and method by Henri Poincaré( Book )

249 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Still a joy to read." {u2014} Mathematical GazetteThis classic by the famous mathematician defines the basic methodology and psychology of scientific discovery, particularly regarding mathematics and mathematical physics. Drawing on examples from many fields, it explains how scientists analyze and choose their working facts, and it explores the nature of experimentation, theory, and the mind. 1914 edition
The value of science by Henri Poincaré( Book )

243 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologie / Physik / Mathematik
Mathematics and science: last essays. Dernières pensées by Henri Poincaré( Book )

108 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu zuo zhe zai zui hou ke xue sheng ya zhong jiu shu xue he ke xue ji ta men de zhe xue suo fa biao de jiu pian wen zhang he jiang yan
The foundations of science : science and hypothesis, the value of science, science and method by Henri Poincaré( Book )

37 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the Académie française, Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) was one of the greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His discovery of chaotic motion laid the foundations of modern chaos theory, and he was acknowledged by Einstein as a key contributor in the field of special relativity. He earned his enduring reputation as a philosopher of mathematics and science with this elegantly written work, which was first published in French as three separate essays: Science and Hypothesis (1902), The Value of Science (1905), and Science and Method (1908). Poincaré asserts that much scientific work is a matter of convention, and that intuition and prediction play key roles. George Halsted's authorised 1913 English translation retains Poincaré's lucid prose style, presenting complex ideas for both professional scientists and those readers interested in the history of mathematics and the philosophy of science
Théorie du potentiel Newtonien. Leçons professées à la Sorbonne pendant le premier semestre 1894-1895 by Henri Poincaré( Book )

56 editions published between 1899 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les oscillations électriques : leçons professées pendant le premier trimestre 1892-1893 by Henri Poincaré( Book )

35 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in French and English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres de Laguerre : publiées sous les auspices de l'Academie des sciences by E Laguerre( Book )

23 editions published between 1905 and 1972 in French and English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leçons sur les hypothèses cosmogoniques professées á la Sorbonne by Henri Poincaré( Book )

50 editions published between 1911 and 1997 in French and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calcul des probabilités by Henri Poincaré( Book )

52 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaft und Hypothese by Henri Poincaré( Book )

57 editions published between 1904 and 2003 in German and Multiple languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermodynamique by Henri Poincaré( Book )

69 editions published between 1892 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leçons sur la théorie de l'élasticité by Henri Poincaré( Book )

27 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in French and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leçons de mécanique céleste professées à la Sorbonne by Henri Poincaré( Book )

32 editions published between 1905 and 2005 in French and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Électricité et optique. La lumière et les théories électrodynamiques. Leçons professées à la Sorbonne en 1888, 1890 et 1899 by Henri Poincaré( Book )

58 editions published between 1901 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théorie des tourbillons. Leçons professées pendant le deuxième semestre 1891-92 by Henri Poincaré( Book )

32 editions published between 1893 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calcul des probabilités. Leçons professées pendant le deuxième semestre 1893-1894 by Henri Poincaré( Book )

37 editions published between 1896 and 2000 in French and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré et les physiciens, chimistes et ingénieurs by Henri Poincaré( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'intérêt que portait Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) à des questions d'ordre physique a été durable et profond; elle couvre presque toute sa carrière, et marque l'histoire de la physique tout au long du 20ème siècle. Sa correspondance avec cinquante-et-un physiciens, quatre chimistes, et cinq ingénieurs commence dès 1879, lorsqu'il s'engage activement dans la recherche scientifique. Elle est rythmée par des grandes découvertes d'ordre expérimental, instrumental, et théorique : la propagation dans l'air des ondes électromagnétiques et la théorie du résonateur des années 1880-90, les rayons X, la radioactivité, et l'effet Zeeman à la fin du 19ème siècle, la confirmation de l'effet Rowland, l'infirmation des rayons N, et l'élaboration de la théorie de la relativité au début du 20ème siècle, jusqu'à la démonstration de la nécessité de l'hypothèse des quanta (1912). Sa correspondance témoigne ainsi de la physique en marche pendant une période charnière de son histoire, mais également de sa structure institutionnelle, à travers des considérations de carrière (dont sa candidature au poste de secrétaire perpétuel des sciences physiques à l'Académie des sciences) et de récompenses (dont la candidature de Poincaré et d'autres au prix Nobel de physique). L'annotation des lettres rétablit le contexte des échanges et facilite la compréhension des enjeux aux niveaux théorique, expérimental, institutionnel et personnel, faisant de ce volume une ressource de grande valeur pour l'étude de Poincaré et de la science de son temps
Henri Poincaré : a scientific biography by Jeremy Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 that Poincaré touched, the debates sparked by his original investigations, and how his discoveries still contribute to society today. Math historian Jeremy Gray shows that Poincaré's influence was wide-ranging and permanent. His novel interpretation of non-Euclidean geometry challenged contemporary ideas about space, stirred heated discussion, and led to flourishing research. His work in topology began the modern study of the subject, recently highlighted by the successful resolution of the famous Poincaré conjecture. And Poincaré's reformulation of celestial mechanics and discovery of chaotic motion started the modern theory of dynamical systems. In physics, his insights on the Lorentz group preceded Einstein's, and he was the first to indicate that space and time might be fundamentally atomic. Poincaré the public intellectual did not shy away from scientific controversy, and he defended mathematics against the attacks of logicians such as Bertrand Russell, opposed the views of Catholic apologists, and served as an expert witness in probability for the notorious Dreyfus case that polarized France. Richly informed by letters and documents, Henri Poincaré demonstrates how one man's work revolutionized math, science, and the greater world"--
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Science and hypothesis
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