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Bernstein, Peter L. Against the gods: The remarkable story of risk/Peter L. Bernstein. р. ΕΤΤ. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller " Ambitious and readable an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom. Editorial Reviews. caite.info Review. With the stock market breaking records almost daily, Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk Kindle Edition.
Published in: The Supreme Law of Unreason 9. Selected type: It is in the second half of the book that Bernstein seems particularly in his element. There is the ascetic Blaise Pascal. The ancient Greeks certainly had both the necessary mathematical abilities and recreational interests, and yet there is not a hint of a systematic mathematical treatment of gambling in either their literature or that of the Middle Ages.
The first book on the mathematics of games of chance in fact dates to the sixteenth century: In his day a famous physician.
Pierre Simon. There is the Huguenot refugee Abraham De Moivre. There is the secretive James Bernoulli. There are some minor errors of fact for example. There is the ascetic Blaise Pascal. Bernstein opts for a much more standard explanation: It is not the work of a professional historian. The Marquis de Condorcet. Probability created a resurgence of interest in the history of probability.
Mathematicians often live relatively uneventful lives. Cardano many years later described it in the Ars Magna.
After persuading a reticient Nicolo Tartaglia to divulge his solution of the cubic under a strict pledge of secrecy. Cardano and Bernoulli were not the only two who published only after they perished. Cardano was. It discusses a number of neglected topics. Bernstein has written an interesting.
But these are minor blemishes. Kahneman and Tversky on prospect theory Chapter The author tells this part of his history with an attractive verve. It is in the second half of the book that Bernstein seems particularly in his element. Surely not. Harry Markowitz on portfolio selection Chapter On the other hand. The book also resorts on a number of occasions to an unnecessary hyperbole.
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