Statistical Science

Isaac Newton as a Probabilist

Stephen M. Stigler

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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.

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

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First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2006

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

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doi:10.1214/088342306000000312

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MR2329703

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1246.01008

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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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