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Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi

Author(s): 
Frank Swetz, Victor Katz

Title page of Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi (The Art of Conjecturing), published posthumously in 1713 by his nephew Nicolaus I Bernoulli.   The Ars Conjectandi is famous for Bernoulli's statement of a general rule for summing integral powers as well as for the first statement and proof of the Law of Large Numbers. 

From the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at Columbia University

Part of the Mathematical Treasures section of Loci: Convergence.

 

 

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Frank Swetz, Victor Katz, "Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi," Loci (November 2008)

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