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Henri Poincaré

(1854—1912) French mathematician and philosopher of science


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(1854–1912)

Frenchmathematician. From 1889 he worked on the three-body problem in both its general and restricted forms, and showed that there are no exact solutions to the n-body problem. He expanded the field of celestial mechanics, for example demonstrating the possibility of chaotic orbits. Poincaré's mathematical studies of special relativity were the first of importance.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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