Providing cutting-edge perspectives and real-world insights into the greater utility of probability and its applications, the Handbook of Probability offers an equal balance of theory and direct applications in a non-technical, yet comprehensive, format.

History of Probability Theory

Peter M.Lee

Preliminary Remarks

The mathematical study of probability and statistics began comparatively late, and there is little trace of it before the late middle ages. It eventually grew from three rather disparate sources between which connections were gradually discovered and exploited. The sources are as ...

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