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Huygens' foundations of probability

By Hans Freudenthal


It is generally accepted that Huygens based probability on expectation. The term “expectation,” however, stems from Van Schooten's Latin translation of Huygens' treatise. A literal translation of Huygens' Dutch text shows more clearly what Huygens actually meant and how he proceeded

Topics: Wiskunde en Informatica
Year: 1980
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