Miscellaneous Investigations from 1761 to 1822

  • Andrew I. Dale
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


Of the 54 references cited in Todhunter’s “Chronological List of Authors” [1865, pp. 619–620] as contributing to probability theory from 1761 to 1822 (and excluding Condorcet and Laplace) only some twelve make any contribution to our present topic. The writings to be discussed in this chapter are given, as in others, in order of publication; but once an author is cited, any further pertinent publications of his (although they may well have been written after those of another author not yet cited) will be discussed in the same section.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew I. Dale
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical StatisticsUniversity of NatalNatal, DurbanSouth Africa

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