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

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The development of gambling techniques led to the beginning of modern statistics, and this absorbing history illustrates the science's rise with vignettes from the lives of Galileo, Fermat, Pascal, and others. Fascinating allusions to the classics, archaeology, biography, poetry, and fiction endow this volume with universal appeal. 1962 edition.

Synopsis:

Episodes from the lives of Galileo, Fermat, Pascal, and others illustrate this fascinating account of the roots of mathematics. Features thought-provoking references to classics, archaeology, biography, poetry. 1962 edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486400235
Subtitle:
A History of Probability and Statistical Ideas
Author:
David, F. N.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Probabilities
Subject:
Game Theory
Subject:
Games of chance (mathematics)
Subject:
Statistics -- History.
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Probabilities -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980206
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.69 lb

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Episodes from the lives of Galileo, Fermat, Pascal, and others illustrate this fascinating account of the roots of mathematics. Features thought-provoking references to classics, archaeology, biography, poetry. 1962 edition.

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