History of ProbabilityDate: 04/07/97 at 21:44:45 From: Patty Liao Subject: Probability's history Who first researched probability? I haven't really found anything on it. Any other historical facts about probability? It's for a report for a project. Date: 04/08/97 at 09:34:26 From: Doctor Statman Subject: Re: Probability's history Dear Patty, In about 1654 Blaise Pascal started to investigate the chances of getting different values for rolls of dice, and his discussions with Pierre de Fermat are usually considered the beginning of the study of probability. I think if you look up these two famous mathematicians you will be on the right track. Good luck! -Doctor Statman, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
Search the Dr. Math Library: |
[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]
Ask Dr. Math^{TM}
© 1994-2015 The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/