Science and Hypothesis

Henri POINCARÉ (1854 - 1912)

Jules Henri Poincaré (1854 – 1912) was one of France's greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science.

As a mathematician and physicist, he made many original fundamental contributions to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics and celestial mechanics. He was responsible for formulating the Poincaré conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics. In his research on the three-body problem, Poincaré became the first person to discover a chaotic deterministic system which laid the foundations of modern chaos theory. He is considered to be one of the founders of the field of topology. Poincaré introduced the modern principle of relativity and was the first to present the Lorentz transformations in their modern symmetrical form. He discovered the remaining relativistic velocity transformations and recorded them in a letter to Lorentz in 1905. Thus he obtained perfect invariance of all of Maxwell's equations, an important step in the formulation of the theory of special relativity. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction by Judd Larmor Carl Manchester
00:13:35
Play 02 Author’s Preface Peter Eastman
00:10:54
Play 03 On the Nature of Mathematical Reasoning Ashwin Jain
00:30:29
Play 04 Mathematical Magnitude and Experiment Anna Simon
00:27:10
Play 05 Non-Euclidean Geometries Leon Mire
00:27:52
Play 06 Space and Geometry ajacoby
00:32:02
Play 07 Experiment and Geometry ajacoby
00:26:55
Play 08 Classical Mechanics Connor Riley
00:30:33
Play 09 Relative and Absolute Motion Mark F. Smith
00:19:52
Play 10 Energy and Thermo-dynamics J. M. Smallheer
00:24:04
Play 11 Hypotheses in Physics Anna Simon
00:29:03
Play 12 The Theories of Modern Physics J. M. Smallheer
00:33:10
Play 13 The Calculus of Probability Mark F. Smith
00:50:39
Play 14 Optics and Electricity Esther
00:22:45
Play 15 Electro-Dynamics Ashwin Jain
00:42:58