The Central Limit Theorem from Laplace to Cauchy: Changes in Stochastic Objectives and in Analytical Methods
In 1812, Pierre-Simon de Laplace (1749–1827) published the first edition of his Théorie analytique des probabilités (henceforth simply abbreviated by TAP).1 With its typical problems, stochastic models, and analytic methods this book would considerably influence probability theory and mathematical statistics right until the beginning of the 20th century.
KeywordsSeries Expansion Central Limit Theorem Independent Random Variable Error Theory Observational Error
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