By David R.,Bellhouse

ISBN-10: 156881349X

ISBN-13: 9781568813493

Extensively researched, this booklet lines the existence and paintings of Abraham De Moivre in addition to the kingdom of likelihood and information in eighteenth-century Britain. it's the first huge biography of De Moivre and is predicated on lately found fabric and translations, together with a few of De Moivre’s letters.

The ebook starts off with discussions on De Moivre’s youth in France and his preliminary paintings in natural arithmetic with a few tours into celestial mechanics. It then describes his primary contributions to chance thought and purposes, together with these in finance and actuarial technology. the writer explores how De Moivre’s large community of private connections frequently stimulated his study. The ebook additionally covers De Moivre’s contemporaries and his influence at the box. Written in a transparent, approachable kind, this biography will attract historians and practitioners of the paintings of chance and data in a variety of functions, together with finance and actuarial science.

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