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

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

by F. N. David, F. N. David
     
 


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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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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Library Journal
This chronicle of predictability was deemed "an exciting, highly readable history of mathematics for both the scholar and general reader" by LJ's reviewer, who added that "long mathematical expositions and formulae are used sparingly so that the reader with a limited background in math will not find this arduous reading" (LJ 4/15/63). Odds are most collections don't have a similar volume.

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ISBN-13:
9780486400235
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/06/1998
Series:
Dover Science Books
Edition description:
UNABRIDGED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.62(d)

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