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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de, 1749-1827.
Philosophical essay on probabilities.
New York, Dover Publications [1952, c1951]
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Pierre Simon Laplace, marquis de
|Description:||viii, 196 p. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. I. A philosophical essay on probabilities. Introduction --
Concerning probability --
General principles of the calculus of probabilities --
Concerning hope --
Analytical methods of the calculus of probabilities --
pt. II. Application of the calculus of probabilities. Games of chance --
Concerning the unknown inequalities which may exist among chances supposed to be equal --
Concerning the laws of probability which result from the indefinite multiplication of events --
Application of the calculus of probabilities to natural philosophy --
Application of the calculus of probabilities to the moral sciences --
Concerning the probability of testimonies --
Concerning the selections and decisions of assemblies --
Concerning the probability of the judgments of tribunals --
Concerning tables of mortality, and the mean durations of life, marriage, and some associations --
Concerning the benefits of institutions which depend upon the probability of events --
Concerning illusions in the estimation of probabilities --
Concerning the various means of approaching certainty --
Historical notice of the calculus of probabilities to 1816.
|Responsibility:||Pierre Simon, Marquis de LaPlace ; translated from the 6th French ed. by Frederick Wilson Truscott and Frederick Lincoln Emory ; with an introductory note by E.T. Bell.|