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Moivre, Abraham de 1667-1754

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Works: 82 works in 467 publications in 7 languages and 4,646 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA273, 519.1
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Most widely held works by Abraham de Moivre
The doctrine of chances : or, A method of calculating the probabilities of events in play by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

156 editions published between 1718 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Huguenot exile in England, the French mathematician Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754) formed friendships with such luminaries as Edmond Halley and Isaac Newton. Making his living from private tuition, he became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1697 and published papers on a range of topics. Probability theory had been pioneered by Pascal, Fermat and Huygens, with further development by the Bernoullis. Originally published in 1718, The Doctrine of Chances was the first English textbook on the new science and so influential that for a time the whole subject was known by the title of the work. Reissued here is the revised and expanded 1738 second edition which contains the remarkable discovery that when a coin is tossed many times, the binomial distribution may be approximated by the normal distribution. This version of the central limit theorem stands as one of de Moivre's most significant contributions to mathematics
Annuities upon lives, or, The valuation of annuities upon any number of lives, as also, of reversions : to which is added, an appendix concerning the expectations of life, and probabilities of survivorship by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

50 editions published between 1725 and 2005 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of algebra, in ten books: by Nicholas Saunderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1740 and 1741 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annuities on lives : with several tables, exhibiting at one view, the values of lives, for different rates of interest by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

25 editions published between 1750 and 1752 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arithmetica universalis; sive de compositione et resolutione arithmetica liber by Isaac Newton( Book )

5 editions published in 1732 in Latin and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annuities on lives : plainer, fuller, and more correct than the former : with tables, exhibiting ... the values of lives, for several rates of interest by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

20 editions published between 1743 and 1752 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dottrina degli azzardi : applicata ai problemi della probabilita' della vita, delle pensioni vitalizie, reversioni, tontine, ec. by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

17 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arithmetica universalis; sive de compositione et resolutione arithmetica by Isaac Newton( Book )

2 editions published in 1761 in Latin and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animadversiones in D. Georgii Cheynaei tractatum de Fluxionum methodo inversa by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

8 editions published in 1704 in Latin and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der mathematische briefwechsel zwischen Johann I. Bernoulli und Abraham de Moivre ; erstmalig hrsg. und mit anmerkungen versehen by Jean Bernoulli( Book )

8 editions published in 1933 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctrine of chances by Abraham de Moivre( )

3 editions published between 1718 and 1756 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctrine of chances : or, a method of calculating the probabilities of events in play. The third edition, fuller, clearer, and more correct than the former. By A. de Moivre by Abraham de Moivre( )

5 editions published between 1756 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Huguenot exile in England, the French mathematician Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754) formed friendships with such luminaries as Edmond Halley and Isaac Newton. Making his living from private tuition, he became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1697 and published papers on a range of topics. Probability theory had been pioneered by Pascal, Fermat and Huygens, with further development by the Bernoullis. Originally published in 1718, The Doctrine of Chances was the first English textbook on the new science and so influential that for a time the whole subject was known by the title of the work. Reissued here is the revised and expanded 1738 second edition which contains the remarkable discovery that when a coin is tossed many times, the binomial distribution may be approximated by the normal distribution. This version of the central limit theorem stands as one of de Moivre's most significant contributions to mathematics
Annuities on lives by Abraham de Moivre( )

2 editions published between 1743 and 1750 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctrine of chances : or, a method of calculating the probability of events in play. By A. de Moivre. F.R.S by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

9 editions published in 1718 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annuities on lives : plainer, fuller, and more correct than the former by Abraham de Moivre( )

2 editions published between 1750 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annuities on lives by Abraham de Moivre( Book )

6 editions published between 1743 and 1750 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham De Moivre : setting the stage for classical probability and its applications by D. R Bellhouse( Book )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Front Cover""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Chapter 1: Early Life in France""; ""Chapter 2: Points of Connection""; ""Chapter 3: Getting Established in England""; ""Chapter 4: Scotica Mathematica""; ""Chapter 5: The Breakthrough: De Mensura Sortis""; ""Chapter 6: A Newtonian Intermezzo""; ""Chapter 7: Miscellanea Mathematica""; ""Chapter 8: The Doctrine of Chances and the Doctrine Disputed""; ""Chapter 9: Doctrinal Dissemination and Further Development""; ""Chapter 10: De Moivre as Teacher""; ""Chapter 11: Life Annuities""
 
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Latin (43)

Italian (16)

German (9)

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Spanish (1)

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