Statistical Science

Isaac Newton as a Probabilist

Stephen M. Stigler

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

First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2006

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

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