9780465018963-0465018963-The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern

The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern

ISBN-13: 9780465018963
ISBN-10: 0465018963
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Devlin, Keith
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780465018963
ISBN-10: 0465018963
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Devlin, Keith
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Devlin, Keith wrote The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern comprising 208 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0465018963 and 9780465018963. Since then The Unfinished Game: Pascal, Fermat, and the Seventeenth-Century Letter that Made the World Modern textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.21 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the early seventeenth century, the outcome of something as simple as a dice roll was consigned to the realm of unknowable chance. Mathematicians largely agreed that it was impossible to predict the probability of an occurrence. Then, in 1654, Blaise Pascal wrote to Pierre de Fermat explaining that he had discovered how to calculate risk. The two collaborated to develop what is now known as probability theory—a concept that allows us to think rationally about decisions and events.

In The Unfinished Game, Keith Devlin masterfully chronicles Pascal and Fermat's mathematical breakthrough, connecting a centuries-old discovery with its remarkable impact on the modern world.

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