Vendor
Wiley
Published by
Wiley (1997-05-23)
Current material
Paperback / softback
Original language
English
Themas
Probability & statistics
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Leading Personalities in Statistical Sciences

From the Seventeenth Century to the Present

by Norman L. JohnsonSamuel Kotz

A fascinating chronicle of the lives and achievements of the menand women who helped shapethe science of statistics

This handsomely illustrated volume will make enthralling readingfor scientists, mathematicians, and science history buffs alike.Spanning nearly four centuries, it chronicles the lives andachievements of more than 110 of the most prominent names intheoretical and applied statistics and probability. From Bernoullito Markov, Poisson to Wiener, you will find intimate profiles ofwomen and men whose work led to significant advances in the areasof statistical inference and theory, probability theory, governmentand economic statistics, medical and agricultural statistics, andscience and engineering. To help readers arrive at a fullerappreciation of the contributions these pioneers made, the authorsvividly re-create the times in which they lived while exploring themajor intellectual currents that shaped their thinking andpropelled their discoveries.

Lavishly illustrated with more than 40 authentic photographs andwoodcuts
* Includes a comprehensive timetable of statistics from theseventeenth century to the present
* Features edited chapters written by 75 experts from around theglobe
* Designed for easy reference, features a unique numbering schemethat matches the subject profiled with his or her particular fieldof interest

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