A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications Before 1750

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Wiley, Jan 16, 1990 - Mathematics - 586 pages
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Contents

The Book and Its Relation to Other Works
1
A Sketch of the Background in Mathematics and Natural
13
Early Concepts of Probability and Chance
28
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

ANDERS HALD, now retired, was Professor of Statistics at the University of Copenhagen from 1948 to 1982. His previous books include A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications before 1750, the companion volume to this history. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society of London, the Danish Statistical Society, and the Danish Society for Industrial Quality Control.