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The history of statistics in the 17th and 18th centuries against the changing background of intellectual, scientific, and religious thought : lectures by Karl Pearson given at University College, London, during the academic sessions, 1921-1933

Author: Karl Pearson; E S Pearson
Publisher: London : C. Griffin, ©1978.
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Genre/Form: History
Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Pearson; E S Pearson
ISBN: 0852642504 9780852642504 0028501209 9780028501208
OCLC Number: 5799551
Description: xix, 744 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part. I. Introduction. The early history of statistics --
Part. II. The founding of the English School of Political Arithmetic --
Part. III. Caspar Neumann and Edmund Halley --
Part. IV. The early successors of Sir William Petty: the political arithmeticians --
Part. v. From Graunt and Halley to the assurance societies --
Part. VI. The descent from Graunt on the mathematical side --
Part. VII. Further work on vital statistics and mortality data --
Part. VIII. The great mathematicians from Newton to Euler --
Part. IX. The religious argument. Further development of political arithmetic in the 18th Century --
Part. X. The combination of mathematics and theology. Bayes and Price and their background --
Sect. XI-XIV. The great french mathematicians --
Part. XI. Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas Caritat De Condorect: 1743-1794 --
Part. XII. Jean Le Rond D'Alembert: 1717-1783 --
Part. XIII. Joseph Louis Lagrange: 1736-1813 --
Part. XIV. Pierre Simon Laplace: 1749-1827.
Responsibility: edited by E.S. Pearson.

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