21st Century Science
by James Schombert
Publisher: University of Oregon 2008
This course is a review of the foundations of modern science emphasizing the status of our current view of Nature from the discoveries as we begin the 21st century. The course will be an introduction to the philosophy used to explore Nature and the meaning of reality. We will build a non-mathematical course with a modern perspective, using ideas and concepts that are acquired in the last century of scientific exploration.
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by Henri Poincare - W. Scott
Henri Poincare wrote the essays in this book in 1905, the landmark period in physics after Maxwell and before special relativity. Not just the science, but the social attitudes of the day come through in this pleasant little book.
This General Science book is aimed at GCSE students rather than university students. Although this text is set out using the English system, students from other nations will find much of the material relevant. The subject is divided into modules.
- National Academies Press
A well-written resource for understanding the principles of responsible research. This is an excellent guide, not only for seasoned scientists and research administrators, but also for newcomers to the field of science and research administration.
by Henri Poincare - T. Nelson
An examination of the process scientists go through when determining which of the facts before them will be most useful in advancing scientific knowledge. In this text Poincare investigates mathematics, logic, physics, mechanics, and astronomy.