In the early seventeenth century, the outcome of something as simple as a dice roll was consigned to the realm of unknowable chance. Mathematicians largely agreed that it was impossible to predict the probability of an occurrence. Then, in 1654, Blaise Pascal wrote to Pierre de Fermat explaining that he had discovered how to calculate risk. The two collaborated to develop what is now known as probability theorya concept that allows us to think rationally about decisions and events. In The Unfinished Game, Keith Devlin masterfully chronicles Pascal and Fermat's mathematical breakthrough, connecting a centuriesold discovery with its remarkable impact on the modern world.
About Keith J. Devlin
Keith Devlin is a Senior Researcher and Executive Director at Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information, a Consulting Professor in the Department of Mathematics, and a cofounder of the Stanford Media X research network. National Public Radio's "Math Guy," he is the author of over twentyfive books. He lives in Stanford, California.Details Book
Author  :  Keith J. Devlin 
Publisher  :  Basic Civitas Books 
Data Published  :  01 December 2008 
ISBN  :  0786726326 
EAN  :  9780786726325 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  pages 
Age +  :  15 years 
Language  :  English 
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