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Games, Gods, and Gambling: A History of Probability and Statistical Ideas

F. N. David
Publisher: 
Dover Publications
Publication Date: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
320
Format: 
Paperback
Price: 
12.95
ISBN: 
978-0486400235
Category: 
Monograph
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1 The development of the random event
2 Divination
3 The probable
4 Early beginnings
5 Tartaglia and Cardano
6 Cardano and Liber de Ludo Aleae
7 Galileo
8 Fermat and Pascal
9 The arithmetic triangle and correspondence between Fermat and Pascal
10 Bills of Mortality
11 Christianus Huygens
12 "Wallis, Newton and Pepys"
13 James Bernoulli and Ars Conjectandi
14 Pierre-Rémond de Montmort and The Essai d' Analyse
15 Abraham de Moivre and The Doctrine of Chances
Appendix
1 Buckley's Memorable Arithmetic
    Translated by Jean Edmiston
2 Galileo's Sopra le Scoperte dei Dadi
    Translated by E. H. Thorne
3 Brother Hilarion de Coste's Life of Father Marin Mersenne
    Translated by Maxine Merrington
4 Letters between Fermat and Pascal and Carcavi
    Translated from Oeuvres de Fermat by Maxine Merrington
5 From the Doctrine of Chances by A. de Moivre
Index

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