Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Creating Modern Probability by Jan von Plato

This is the only book to chart the history and development of modern probability theory. It shows how in the first thirty years of this century probability theory became a mathematical science. The author also traces the development of probabilistic concepts and theories in statistical and quantum physics. There are chapters dealing with chance phenomena, as well as the main mathematical theories of today, together with their foundational and philosophical problems. Among the theorists whose work is treated at some length are Kolmogorov, von Mises and de Finetti. The principal audience for the book comprises philosophers and historians of science, mathematicians concerned with probability and statistics, and physicists. The book will also interest anyone fascinated by twentieth-century scientific developments because the birth of modern probability is closely tied to the change from a determinist to an indeterminist world-view.

Buy Creating Modern Probability by Jan von Plato from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521597357
ISBN-10: 0521597358
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Creating Modern Probability by Jan von Plato

Book Reviews - Creating Modern Probability by Jan von Plato

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Creating Modern Probability book by Jan von Plato and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Jan von Plato

Great Formal Machinery Works by Jan von Plato
Hardback, August 2017
$61.20
Elements of Logical Reasoning by Jan von Plato
Hardback, January 2014
$162.00
Proof Analysis by Jan von Plato
Paperback, January 2014
$57.56
Structural Proof Theory by Jan von Plato
Paperback, April 2008
$65.66