Chebyshev’s and Markov’s Contributions

  • Hans Fischer
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


From an historical point of view, the treatment of the CLT by themethod of moments is strongly connected with the contributions of Chebyshev and Markov. According to the standard historical interpretation, both mathematicians with their contributions began to apply that mathematical rigor to probability theory which would become the norm during the first decades of the 20th century.


Weight Function Limit Theorem Central Limit Theorem Orthogonal Polynomial Continue Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisch-Geographische FakultätKatholische Universität Eichstätt-IngolstadtEichstättGermany

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