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A classic of science, this famous essay by "the Newton of France" introduces lay readers to the concepts and uses of probability theory. It is of especial interest today as an application of mathematical techniques to problems in social and biological sciences.

Generally recognized as the founder of the modern phase of probability theory, Laplace here applies the principles and general results of his theory "to the most important questions of life, which are, in effect, for the most part, problems in probability." Thus, without the use of higher mathematics, he demonstrates the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability. of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government and many other areas.

General readers will find it an exhilarating experience to follow Laplace's nontechnical application of mathematical techniques to the appraisal, solution and/or prediction of the outcome of many types of problems. Skilled mathematicians, too, will enjoy and benefit from seeing how one of the immortals of science expressed so many complex ideas in such simple terms.

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Without the use of higher mathematics, this classic demonstrates the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government, and many other areas.

Synopsis:

This classic introduces the concepts and uses of probability theory. It demonstrates, without the use of higher mathematics, the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government, and many other areas. It also shows how scientists can express complex ideas in simple terms.

Table of Contents

PART I. A PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAY ON PROBABILITIES

  CHAPTER I. Introduction

  CHAPTER II. Concerning Probability

  CHAPTER III. General Principles of the Calculus of Probabilities

  CHAPTER IV. Concerning Hope

  CHAPTER V. Analytical Methods of the Calculus of Probabilities

PART II APPLICATION OF THE CALCULUS OF PROBABILITIES

  CHAPTER VI. Games of Chance

  CHAPTER VII. Concerning the Unknown Inequalities which may Exist among Chances Supposed to be Equal

  CHAPTER VIII. Concerning the Laws of Probability which result from the Indefinite Multiplication of Events

  CHAPTER IX. Application of the Calculus of Probabilities to Natural Philsophy

  CHAPTER X. Application of the Calculus of Probabilities to the Moral Sciences

  CHAPTER XI. Concerning the Probability of Testimonies

  CHAPTER XII. Concerning the Selections and Decisions of Assemblies

  CHAPTER XIII. Concerning the Probability of the Judgments of Tribunals

  "CHAPTER XIV. Concerning Tables of Mortality, and the Mean Durations of Life, Marriage, and Some Associations"

  CHAPTER XV. Concerning the Benefits of Institutions which Depend upon the Probability of Events

  CHAPTER XVI. Concerning Illusions in the Estimation of Probabilities

  CHAPTER XVII. Concerning the Various Means of Approaching Certainty

  CHAPTER XVIII. Historical Notice of the Calculus of Probabilities to 1816

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ISBN:
9780486288758
Author:
de Laplace, Marquis
Author:
Laplace, Pierre Simon
Author:
de Laplace, Marquis
Author:
Laplace, Marquis de
Author:
Simon, Pierre
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Probability
Subject:
Probabilities
Subject:
Probability & Statistics - General
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.53 lb

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Without the use of higher mathematics, this classic demonstrates the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government, and many other areas.

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This classic introduces the concepts and uses of probability theory. It demonstrates, without the use of higher mathematics, the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government, and many other areas. It also shows how scientists can express complex ideas in simple terms.

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