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The Resource The book on games of chance : the 16th-century treatise on probability, Gerolamo Cardano, (electronic resource)

The book on games of chance : the 16th-century treatise on probability, Gerolamo Cardano, (electronic resource)

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The book on games of chance : the 16th-century treatise on probability
Title
The book on games of chance
Title remainder
the 16th-century treatise on probability
Statement of responsibility
Gerolamo Cardano
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Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano {u2015} the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognize that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663, Cardano's Liber de ludo aleae (Book on Games of Chance) is often considered the major starting point of the study of mathematical probability. The Italian scholar formulated some of the field's basic ideas more than a century before the better-known correspondence of Pascal and Fermat. Although his book had no direct influence on other early thinkers about probability, it remains an important antecedent to later expressions of the science's tenets
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CtWfDGI
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1501-1576
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Cardano, Girolamo
Dewey number
  • 306.4/82
  • 306.4/82
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1301
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1909-
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Gould, Sydney H.
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  • Probabilities
  • Games of chance (Mathematics)
  • Gambling
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adult
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The book on games of chance : the 16th-century treatise on probability, Gerolamo Cardano, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE2MTQ5ODY2
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frd00007501
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1 online resource (64 pages)
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one file format
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online
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Isbn
9780486808987
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  • (Sirsi) i9780486808987
  • (Sirsi) b1431187
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Label
The book on games of chance : the 16th-century treatise on probability, Gerolamo Cardano, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE2MTQ5ODY2
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00007501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (64 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486808987
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486808987
  • (Sirsi) b1431187
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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