don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Friday, 19 April 2019

probability history (2)

the 'problem of points' is usually identified as the birth of a proper study of probability
this is a little harsh on Cardano, who had several impressive insights

developments were largely prompted by an interest in winning at gambling

some of the (translated to English) letter correspondence between Fermat and Pascal can be read

powerpoint: history 2

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