Pierre-Simon Laplace Philosophical Essay on Probabilities

Pierre-Simon Laplace Philosophical Essay on Probabilities

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Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) is remembered amoung probabilitists today particularly for his qTheorie analytique des probabilitesq, published in 1812. This is a thorough and modern translation based on the recent re-issue, with its voluminous notes, of the fifth edition of 1826, with preface by Rene Thom and postscript by Bernard Bru. In the second part of the book, the reader is provided with an extensive commentary by the translator including valuable histographical and mathematical remarks and various proofs.Then one determines how many of these individuals have died in the first year of life, how many in the second year, and so on. ... for greater accuracy, to indicate in these early years the number of survivors at the end of each half-year.


Title:Pierre-Simon Laplace Philosophical Essay on Probabilities
Author:Pierre-Simon Laplace, A.I. Dale
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1995
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