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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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