An Estimate of the Degrees of the Mortality of Mankind

  • Edmund Halley
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 6)

Abstract

Halley’s text may be clearer if the reader notes that he intends: l 0 = 1238; L 0 = 1000; l 1 = 890; L 1 = 855. According to Westergaard (1969, p. 34) the Breslau lists showed 1218 births in 1691, among whom 992 were alive on January 1, 1692. Rounding the figure, Halley set L 0 = 1000 for 1238 births.

Keywords

Fatigue Migration Manifold Sine Trium 

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References

  1. Edmund Halley (1693) From Philosophical Transactions, XVII. Excerpts are from pages 596–604, 610, 655–656CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1977

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  • Edmund Halley

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