Abraham De Moivre: Setting the Stage for Classical Probability and Its Applications

Abraham De Moivre: Setting the Stage for Classical Probability and Its Applications

Description

Extensively researched, this book traces the life and work of Abraham De Moivre as well as the state of probability and statistics in eighteenth-century Britain. It is the first extensive biography of De Moivre and is based on recently discovered material and translations, including some of De Moivres letters. The book begins with discussions on De Moivres early life in France and his initial work in pure mathematics with some excursions into celestial mechanics. It then describes his fundamental contributions to probability theory and applications, including those in finance and actuarial science. The author explores how De Moivres wide network of personal and professional connections often motivated his research. The book also covers De Moivres contemporaries and his impact on the field. Written in a clear, approachable style, this biography will appeal to historians and practitioners of the art of probability and statistics in a wide range of applications, including finance and actuarial science.

Details

  • Author: David Bellhouse
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 156881349X
  • ISBN-13: 9781568813493
  • Pages: 267
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 3.9M
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