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August 2006 Isaac Newton as a Probabilist
Stephen M. Stigler
Statist. Sci. 21(3): 400-403 (August 2006). DOI: 10.1214/088342306000000312

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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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Stephen M. Stigler. "Isaac Newton as a Probabilist." Statist. Sci. 21 (3) 400 - 403, August 2006. https://doi.org/10.1214/088342306000000312

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Published: August 2006
First available in Project Euclid: 20 December 2006

zbMATH: 1246.01008
MathSciNet: MR2329703
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/088342306000000312

Rights: Copyright © 2006 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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