## Statistical Science

- Statist. Sci.
- Volume 21, Number 3 (2006), 400-403.

### Isaac Newton as a Probabilist

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#### Abstract

In 1693, Isaac Newton answered a query from Samuel Pepys about a problem involving dice. Newton’s analysis is discussed and attention is drawn to an error he made.

#### Article information

**Source**

Statist. Sci. Volume 21, Number 3 (2006), 400-403.

**Dates**

First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2006

**Permanent link to this document**

http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1166642443

**Digital Object Identifier**

doi:10.1214/088342306000000312

**Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)**

MR2329703

**Zentralblatt MATH identifier**

1246.01008

#### Citation

Stigler, Stephen M. Isaac Newton as a Probabilist. Statist. Sci. 21 (2006), no. 3, 400--403. doi:10.1214/088342306000000312. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1166642443.

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