Science and Hypothesis
SCIENCE AND HYPOTHESIS
BY
H. POINCARÉ,
MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE.
With a Preface by
J. LARMOR, D.Sc., Sec. R.S.,
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in the University of Cambridge,
London and NewcastleonTyne:
THE WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
NEW YORK: 3 EAST 14TH STREET.
1905.
PAGE  
Translator's Note  ix 
Introduction  xi 
Author's Preface  xxi 
CHAPTER I. 

On the Nature of Mathematical Reasoning  1 
CHAPTER II. 

Mathematical Magnitude and Experiment  17 
NonEuclidean Geometries  35 
Space and Geometry  51 
Experiment and Geometry  72 
The Classical Mechanics  89 
Relative and Absolute Motion  111 
Energy and Thermodynamics  123 
Hypotheses in Physics  140 
The Theories of Modern Physics  160 
CHAPTER XI. 

The Calculus of Probabilities  183 
CHAPTER XII. 

Optics and Electricity  211 
CHAPTER XIII. 

Electrodynamics  225 
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