A history of probability and statistics and their applications before 1750 / Anders Hald

Auteur: Hald, Anders (1913-2007) - AuteurType de document: Monographie Collection: Wiley series in probability and statistics Langue: anglaisPays: Etats UnisÉditeur: New Jersey : Wiley-Interscience, 2003Description: 1 vol. (XIII-586 p.) ; 23 cm ISBN: 0471471291 ; br. Note: As the author himself says on page 4 a fuller title of the book would be “A history of probability theory and statistics and their applications to games of chance, astronomy, demography, and life insurance before 1750, with some comments on later developments”. Its main aim is to deal with these aspects of history: with problems, methods and with persons. Being not a historian of science but a retired professor of statistics the author relied on secondary literature whenever he touched really historical or nonmathematical issues like evaluations, dates, biographical and bibliographical details. (Zentralblatt)Bibliographie: Bibliogr. p. 549-570. Index. Sujets MSC: 01A05 History and biography -- History of mathematics and mathematicians -- General histories, source books
60-03 Probability theory and stochastic processes -- Historical
62-03 Statistics -- Historical
01-02 History and biography -- Research exposition (monographs, survey articles)
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As the author himself says on page 4 a fuller title of the book would be “A history of probability theory and statistics and their applications to games of chance, astronomy, demography, and life insurance before 1750, with some comments on later developments”. Its main aim is to deal with these aspects of history: with problems, methods and with persons. Being not a historian of science but a retired professor of statistics the author relied on secondary literature whenever he touched really historical or nonmathematical issues like evaluations, dates, biographical and bibliographical details. (Zentralblatt)

Bibliogr. p. 549-570. Index

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