Carnegie Mellon University

Protean Probability: How A Mathematical Theory of Probability Wrestled Answers from Randomness

Exhibit by Posner Center intern, Benjamin C. Jantzen
Summer/ Fall 2006

The mathematical theory of probability emerged abruptly during the Enlightenment period/ movement. With a review of treatises from Huygens, Bernouilli, Montmort, and De Moivre, this exhibit displayed texts that represent different probability concepts bound together by a unified mathematical theory.

Christiaan Huygens portraitAbraham de Moivre portrait

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