The unfinished game : Pascal, Fermat, and the seventeenth-century letter that made the world modern (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The unfinished game : Pascal, Fermat, and the seventeenth-century letter that made the world modern

Author: Keith J Devlin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
Series: Basic ideas
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From NPRs Math Guy, the engaging tale of Blaise Pascal, Pierre de Fermat, and the seventeenth-century letter that created the field of probability

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Named Person: Blaise Pascal; Pierre de Fermat
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith J Devlin
ISBN: 9780465009107 0465009107
OCLC Number: 847538945
Description: x, 191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Monday, August 24, 1654 ; A problem worthy of great minds ; On the shoulders of a giant ; A man of slight build ; The great amateur ; Terrible confusions ; Out of the gaming rooms ; Into the everyday world ; The chance of your life ; The measure of our ignorance.
Series Title: Basic ideas
Responsibility: Keith Devlin.
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