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A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications before 1750

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1. The Book and Its Relation to Other Works.

2. A Sketch of the Background in Mathematics and NaturalPhilosophy.

3. Early Concepts of Probability and Chance.

4. Cardano and Liber de Ludo Aleae, c. 1565.

5. The Foundation of Probability Theory by Pascal and Fermat in1654.

6. Huygens and De Ratiociniis in Ludo Aleae, 1657.

7. John Graunt and the Observations Made upon the Bills ofMortality, 1662.

8. The Probabilistic Interpretation of Graunt's Life Table.

9. The Early History of Life Insurance Mathematics.

10. Mathematical Models and Statistical Methods in Astronomyfrom Hipparchus to Kepler and Galileo.

11. The Newtonian Revolution in Mathematics and Science.

12. Miscellaneous Contributions Between 1657 and 1708.

13. The Great Leap Forward, 1708 - 1718: A Survey.

14. New Solutions to Old Problems, 1708 - 1718.

15. James Bernoulli and Ars Conjectandi, 1713.

16. Bernoulli's Theorem.

17. Tests of Significance Based on the Sex Ratio at Birth andthe Binomial Distribution, 1712 - 1713.

18. Montmort and the Essay d'Analyse sur les Jeux deHazard, 1708 and 1713.

19. The Problem of Coincidences and the Compound ProbabilityTheorem.

20. The Problems of the Duration of Play, 1708-1718.

21. Nicholas Bernoulli.

22. De Moivre and the Doctrine of Chances, 1718, 1738,and 1756.

23. The Problem of the Duration of Play and the Method ofDifference Equations.

24. De Moivre's Normal Approximation to the BinomialDistribution, 1733.

25. The Insurance Mathematics of de Moivre and Simpson,1725-1756.

References.

Index.

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Autor: Anders Hald
ISBN-13 :: 9780471725176
ISBN: 047172517X
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 608
Sprache: Englisch
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