The Doctrine of Chances: A Method of Calculating the Probabilities of Events in Play

Series: AMS Chelsea Publishing (No. 200)
In the year 1716, Abraham de Moivre published his Doctrine of Chances , in which the subject of Mathematical Probability took several long strides forward. A few years later came his Treatise of Annuities . When the third (and final) edition of the Doctrine was published in 1756, it appeared in one volume together with a revised edition of the work on Annuities. It is this latter two-volumes-in-one that is presented here in an exact photographic reprint, with a series of problems of progressive interest, followed by full solutions and an afterword by H.M. Walker.