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The Doctrine of Chances : Probabilistic Aspects of Gambling, Hardback Book

The Doctrine of Chances : Probabilistic Aspects of Gambling Hardback

Part of the Probability and Its Applications series


I have found many thousands more readers than I ever looked for.

I have no right to say to these, You shall not ?nd fault with my art, or fall asleep over my pages; but I ask you to believe that this person writing strives to tell the truth.

If there is not that, there is nothing. William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Pendennis This is a monograph/textbook on the probabilistic aspects of gambling, intended for those already familiar with probability at the post-calculus, p- measure-theory level.

Gambling motivated much of the early development of probability the- 1 ory (David 1962).

Indeed, some of the earliest works on probability include Girolamo Cardano's [1501-1576] Liber de Ludo Aleae (The Book on Games of Chance, written c. 1565, published 1663), Christiaan Huygens's [1629- 1695] "De ratiociniis in ludo aleae" ("On reckoning in games of chance," 1657), Jacob Bernoulli's [1654-1705]Ars Conjectandi (The Art of Conject- ing, written c. 1690, published 1713), Pierre R' emond de Montmort's [1678- 1719] Essay d'analyse sur les jeux de hasard (Analytical Essay on Games of Chance, 1708, 1713), and Abraham De Moivre's [1667-1754]TheDoctrineof Chances (1718, 1738, 1756). Gambling also had a major in?uence on 20- century probability theory, as it provided the motivation for the concept of a martingale.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 816 pages, XIV, 816 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
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  • Category: Probability & statistics
  • ISBN: 9783540787822

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