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Book on Games of Chance : The 16th Century Treatise on Probability - GEROLAMO CARDANO

Book on Games of Chance

The 16th Century Treatise on Probability

Paperback Published: 29th January 2016
ISBN: 9780486797939
Number Of Pages: 64

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Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano - the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognise that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663, Cardano's Liber de ludo aleae (Book on Games of Chance) is often considered the major starting point of the study of mathematical probability. The Italian scholar formulated some of the field's basic ideas more than a century before the better-known correspondence of Pascal and Fermat. Although his book had no direct influence on other early thinkers about probability, it remains an important antecedent to later expressions of the science's tenets.

ISBN: 9780486797939
ISBN-10: 0486797937
Series: Dover Books on Magic, Games, and Puzzles
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 29th January 2016
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.09

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