Science and Hypothesis
by Henri Poincare
Publisher: W. Scott 1905
Number of pages: 298
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.
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