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The Doctrine of Chances; Or a Method of Calculating the Probabilities of Events in Play

Abraham De Moivre
Publisher: 
American Mathematical Society
Publication Date: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
363
Format: 
Hardcover
Price: 
39.00
ISBN: 
0821821032
Category: 
Sourcebook
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  • The introduction
  • Solutions of several sorts of problems, deduced from the rules laid down in the introduction

A treatise of annuities on lives

  • Part I. Containing the rules and examples
  • Part II. Containing the demonstrations of some of the principal propositions in the foregoing treatise
  • Explaining the rules of combined lives
  • Containing the demonstration of the rules given in problems 4th and 5th, for determining the value of longest life
  • Containing the demonstration of what has been said concerning reversions, and the value of one life after one or more lives
  • Containing the demonstration of what has been asserted in the solution of the 10th and 29th problems
  • Containing the demonstration of what has been said concerning successive lives in the solution of prob. XIII
  • Containing the demonstration of what has been asserted in the 32d and 33d problems concerning half yearly payments
  • As also the investigation of some theorems relating to that subject
  • Containing the demonstration of what has been said concerning the probabilities of survivorship
  • Serving to render the solutions in this treatise more general, and more correct
  • Appendix
  • Abraham de Moivre by Helen M. Walker

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