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A History of Inverse Probability : From Thomas Bayes to Karl Pearson - Andrew I. Dale

A History of Inverse Probability

From Thomas Bayes to Karl Pearson

Hardcover Published: 4th June 1999
ISBN: 9780387988078
Number Of Pages: 671

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This a history of the use of Bayes' theorem over 150 years, from its discovery by Thomas Bayes to the rise of the statistical competitors in the first third of the twentieth century. In the new edition, the author's concern is the foundations of statistics, in particular, the examination of the development of one of the fundamental aspects of Bayesian statistics. The reader will find new sections on contributors to the theory omitted from the first edition, which will shed light on the use of inverse probability by nineteenth century authors. In addition, there is amplified discussion of relevant work from the first edition. This text will be a valuable reference source in the wider field of the history of statistics and probability.

On Inverse Probability
A Biographical Sketch
Baye's Essay
Commentary on Baye's Essay
Miscellaneous Investigations from 1761 to 1822
Poisson to Whitworth
Laurent to Pearson
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ISBN: 9780387988078
ISBN-10: 0387988076
Series: Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 671
Published: 4th June 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised