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  1. The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play.

    The doctrine of chances: or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play.

    First edition of de Moivre's early and important contribution to the calculus of games of chance and probability theory. His introduction contains an overview of main concepts such as probability, conditional probability, expectation, dependent and independent events, the multiplication rule, and the binomial distribution. The book is dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton, whose priority in the dispute between Newton and Leibniz over the development of infinitesimal calculus de Moivre had defended. Learn More
    £6,250

    Date of Publication: 1718

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60392

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  2. A Mathematical Compendium;

    A Mathematical Compendium;

    or, Useful Practices in Arithmetick, Geometry, and Astronomy, Geography and Navigation, Embattelling, and Quartering of Armies, Fortification and Gunnery, Gauging and Dyalling. Explaining the Logarithms, with new Indices; Nepair's [sic] Rods or Bones; making of Movements, and the Application of Pendulums; with the Projection of the Sphere for an Universal Dyal, &c. The Fourth Edition.
    Fourth edition. Moore had been involved with the management of the Royal Mathematical School at Christ's Hospital; his notes were edited by his Ordnance second clerk, Nicholas Stephenson, to form this popular pocket-book, first published 1674. This copy with the bookplate of William Mountaine Esq. F.R.S, mathematics teacher, given by him in 1775 to Burnt Yates School in North Yorkshire. Learn More
    £850

    Date of Publication: 1705

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 47276

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