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The art of conjecturing, together with Letter to a friend on sets in court tennis

Author: Jakob Bernoulli; Edith Dudley Sylla
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jacob Bernoulli's Ars Conjectandi, published posthumously in Latin in 1713 by the Thurneysen Brothers Press in Basel, is the founding document of mathematical probability. Edith Dudley Sylla here offers the first complete English translation of this monumental work."
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Jakob Bernoulli; Jakob Bernoulli
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob Bernoulli; Edith Dudley Sylla
ISBN: 0801882354 9780801882357
OCLC Number: 59003421
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: xx, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Bernoulli's life and its social context --
Bernoulli's writings related to Ars conjectandi --
Historical and conceptual background to Bernoulli's approaches in Ars conjectandi --
Notes on the translations --
The Art of conjecturing --
To the reader / Nicolaus Bernoulli --
Translator's commentary on The art of conjecturing --
Letter to a friend on sets in court tennis --
Bernoulli's miscellaneous thesis 32 from Theses logicae de conversione et oppositione enunciationum (12 February 1686) --
Translator's commentary on the Letter to a friend and Miscellaneous thesis 32.
Other Titles: Ars conjectandi.
Responsibility: Jacob Bernoulli ; translated with an introduction and notes by Edith Dudley Sylla.
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Edith Dudley Sylla provides an excellent historical introduction, translation, and commentary for a seminal work in probability theory. -- Judith V. Grabiner Mathematical Reviews 2006 This Read more...

 
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