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Leading personalities in statistical sciences : from the seventeenth century to the present

Author: Norman Lloyd Johnson; Samuel Kotz
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1997.
Series: Wiley series in probability and statistics., Probability and statistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handsomely illustrated volume will make enthralling reading for scientists, mathematicians, and science history buffs alike. Spanning nearly four centuries, it chronicles the lives and achievements of more than 110 of the most prominent names in theoretical and applied statistics and probability. From Bernoulli to Markov, Poisson to Wiener, you will find intimate profiles of women and men whose work led to
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Lloyd Johnson; Samuel Kotz
ISBN: 0471163813 9780471163817
OCLC Number: 187427706
Notes: "A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Description: xxiii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Abbe, Ernst / E. Seneta --
Achenwall, Gottfried / O. Sheynin --
Arbuthnot, John / E. Shoesmith --
Bayes, Thomas / R.L. Trader --
Bernoullis, The / G. Shafer --
Blenayme, Irenee-Jules / E. Seneta --
Boscovich, Ruggiero Giuseppe / E. Seneta --
De Moivre, Abraham / E. Seneta --
De Montmort, Pierre Remond / E. Seneta --
Deparcieux, Antoine --
De Witt, Johan / H.S. Konijn --
Graunt, John and Petty, William --
Helmert, Friedrich Robert / C.B. Read --
Huygens, Christiaan / H. Freudenthal --
Lambert, Johann Heinrich / G. Shafer --
Laplace, Pierre Simon / I. Grattan-Guinness --
Newton, Isaac / J. Gani --
Pascal, Blaise / E. Seneta --
Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques / S.M. Stigler --
'sGravesande, Willem Jacob / E. Shoesmith.
Series Title: Wiley series in probability and statistics., Probability and statistics.
Responsibility: edited by Norman L. Johnson and Samuel Kotz.
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A fascinating chronicle of the lives and achievements of the men and women who helped shapethe science of statistics This handsomely illustrated volume will make enthralling reading for scientists,  Read more...

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