Statisticians of the Centuries / Edition 1

Statisticians of the Centuries / Edition 1

by C.C. Heyde
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387953299

ISBN-13: 9780387953298

Pub. Date: 08/24/2001

Publisher: Springer New York

Written by leading statisticians and probabilists, this volume consists of 104 biographical articles on eminent contributors to statistical and probabilistic ideas born prior to the 20th Century. Among the statisticians covered are Fermat, Pascal, Huygens, Neumann, Bernoulli, Bayes, Laplace, Legendre, Gauss, Poisson, Pareto, Markov, Bachelier, Borel, and many more.  See more details below

Overview

Written by leading statisticians and probabilists, this volume consists of 104 biographical articles on eminent contributors to statistical and probabilistic ideas born prior to the 20th Century. Among the statisticians covered are Fermat, Pascal, Huygens, Neumann, Bernoulli, Bayes, Laplace, Legendre, Gauss, Poisson, Pareto, Markov, Bachelier, Borel, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387953298
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/24/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Alphabetical Listing of Statisticians
16th Century
Probability Prior to Pascal3
17th Century
Pierre de Fermat11
John Graunt14
Blaise Pascal17
Christiaan Huygens23
Caspar Neumann29
Jackob Bernoulli33
John Arbuthnot39
18th Century
Abraham De Moivre45
Pierre Remond de Montmort52
Nicolaus Bernoulli55
Daniel Bernoulli64
Thomas Bayes68
Johann Peter Sussmilch72
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon77
Rogerius Josephous Boscovich82
D'Alembert86
Marquis de Condorcet90
19th Century
Pierre-Simon Marquis de Laplace95
Adrien-Marie Legendre101
William Playfair105
Thomas Robert Malthus111
Sir Frederick Morton Eden115
Carl Friedrich Gauss119
Simeon-Denis Poisson123
Adolphe Quetelet127
Irenee-Jules Bienayme132
Stefano Franscini137
Gustav Theodor Fechner142
Anton Meyer148
Antoine Augustin Cournot152
Augustus De Morgan157
William Farr163
George Boole167
Florence Nightingale171
Pafnutii Lvovich Chebyshev (or Tchebichef)176
Francis Galton181
Joseph Bertrand185
Johann Gregor Mendel190
John Venn194
Simon Newcomb197
William Stanley Jevons200
Wilhelm Lexis204
Anders Nicolai Kiaer208
Thorvald Nicolai Thiele212
Francis Amasa Walker216
Georg von Mayr219
Pyotr Dimitrievich En'ko223
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth227
Vilferdo Federigo Samaso Pareto232
20th Century
Fedor Andreevich Shcherbina239
Andrei Andreevich Markov243
Karl Pearson248
George Handley Knibbs257
Walter Frank Raphael Weldon261
Walter Francis Willcox265
Irving Fisher268
Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz273
Arthur Lyon Bowley278
Louis Bachelier283
Emile Borel287
George Udny Yule292
Karoly Jordan295
Marian Smoluchowski299
Aleksander Aleksandrovich Chuprov (or Tschuprow)303
Ernest Filip Oskar Lundberg308
William Sealy Gosset312
Jarl Waldemar Lindeberg318
Anderson Gray McKendrick323
Agner Krarup Erlang328
Maurice Frechet331
Harold Edwin Hurst335
Sergei Natanovich Bernstein339
Evgenii Evgenievich Slutsky (or Slutskii)343
George Waddel Snedecor346
Richard von Mises352
John Maynard Keynes358
Carrado Gini364
Wilhelm Winkler369
Egon Sharpe Pearson373
Oskar Anderson377
Georges Darmois382
Stuart Arthur Rice386
Ronald Aylmer Fisher389
Walter Andrew Shewhart398
Harold Jeffreys402
Emil Julius Gumbel406
Carlo Emilo Bonferroni411
Octav Onicescu415
Frank Wilcoxon420
Mikhailo Pylypovych Kravchuk (or Krawtchouk)425
Felix Pollaczek429
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis434
Harald Cramer439
Jerzy Neyman444
Ragnar Frisch449
Harold Hotelling454
Robert Charles Geary459
Austin Bradford Hill464
Edwin James George Pitman468
Joseph Oscar Irwin472
Gertrude Mary Cox475
William John Youden479
W. Edwards Deming485
Index491

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