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Post by CarlManchester » February 2nd, 2008, 6:45 am

Science and Hypothesis by Henri Poincaré.

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Jules Henri Poincaré (1854 – 1912) was one of France's greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science. Poincaré is often described as a polymath, and in mathematics as The Last Universalist, since he excelled in all fields of the discipline as it existed during his lifetime.

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. Poincaré 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, the final step in the formulation of the theory of special relativity. (Wikipedia)
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 2nd, 2008, 3:34 pm

This looks like something I might have posted :wink: May I have section 12 - (10-The Theories of Modern Physics) please?

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Post by Starlite » February 2nd, 2008, 3:54 pm

I have really restrained myself from claiming chapters since this is my busy season but.... seeing the deadline is far off, may I have section # 14 chapter 12 - Optics and Electricity?

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Post by CarlManchester » February 2nd, 2008, 5:14 pm

Great. Thanks both.
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Post by peastman » February 2nd, 2008, 7:13 pm

Cool! More science! I'll take section 2 (Author's Preface).

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Post by CarlManchester » February 3rd, 2008, 12:53 pm

Done.
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Post by LeonMire » February 3rd, 2008, 6:43 pm

May I sign up for section 5? I've long wondered what precisely is meant by "non-Euclidean geometries" and this seems like a good way to learn.
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Post by peastman » February 3rd, 2008, 10:43 pm

I've just uploaded section 2. It's interesting, but very dense!

I'll be very busy for the next couple of days, but I'll look over chapters and select another one sometime later this week.

Peter

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Post by CarlManchester » February 4th, 2008, 6:09 am

Thanks Leon and Peter.

I should probably point out that, although I'm an admirer of Poincaré, I haven't read this book. I get the impression that its written for a non-technical audience, but apologies if its heavy going.

Cheers,
Carl.

Also, don't mean to blow my own trumpet, but I did a translation of another of his essays for my website, in case anyone's interested:

http://www.carlmanchester.net/poincare/index.html
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Post by Kaffen » February 12th, 2008, 7:55 am

Hello, and I will take section 9 on Motion. I like what he has to say on accidental and essential constants. These are the numbers by which our universe is described, and proclaims its uniqueness among all the universes there may be.
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Post by CarlManchester » February 12th, 2008, 8:01 am

Thanks Mark, all yours. And I like it that you like it.
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Post by Kaffen » February 12th, 2008, 4:00 pm

- Mark

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Post by lezer » February 12th, 2008, 4:20 pm

Hi Carl,
I'd like to contribute section 11 (9 - Hypotheses in Physics).

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Post by CarlManchester » February 12th, 2008, 5:01 pm

Thanks Anna.

Thanks Mark too. How long is your file though?

Peter: yours too.
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Post by Kaffen » February 12th, 2008, 10:38 pm

CarlManchester wrote:Thanks Anna.

Thanks Mark too. How long is your file though?
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