Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics by H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards.

By: David, H. A
Contributor(s): Edwards, A. W. F | SpringerLink (Online service)
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Statistics, Perspectives in Statistics: Publisher: NEw York: Springer, 2001Description: 252 p. 23 cmISBN: 9781475735000; 9781441931740 (print)Subject(s): Statistics | Mathematical statistics | Statistics | Statistical Theory and Methods | Statistics, generalAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519.5 LOC classification: QA276-280Online resources: E-book Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents The Introduction of the Concept of Expectation: Comments on Pascal (1654) -- The First Formal Test of Significance: Comments on Arbuthnott (1710) -- Coincidences and the Method of Inclusion and Exclusion: Comments on Montmort (1713), N. Bernoulli (1713), and de Moivre (1718) -- On the Game of Thirteen -- Letter from Nicholas Bernoulli to Montmort on the Game of Thirteen, reproduced in Montmort (1713, p. 301) -- The Doctrine of Chances, Problem XXV -- The Determination of the Accuracy of Observations: Comments on Gauss (1816) -- The Determination of the Accuracy of Observations -- The Introduction of Asymptotic Relative Efficiency: Comments on Laplace (1818) -- On the Probability of Results Deduced by Methods of any Kind from a Large Number of Observations -- The Logistic Growth Curve: Comments on Verhulst (1845) -- Mathematical Investigations on the Law