References for Abraham de Moivre

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  1. I Hacking, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830903009.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9053210/Abraham-de-Moivre

Articles:

  1. A M Clerke, Abraham de Moivre, Dictionary of National Biography XXXVIII (London, 1893), 116-117.
  2. R H Daw and E S Pearson, Studies in the history of probability and statistics XXX : Abraham de Moivre's 1733 derivation of the normal curve : a bibliographical note, Biometrika 59 (1972), 677-680.
  3. P Dupont, Critical elaboration of de Moivre's solutions of the 'jeu de rencontre' (Italian), Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 112 (3-4) (1978), 153-163.
  4. P Dupont, On the 'gamblers' ruin' problem : critical review of the solutions of De Moivre and Todhunter of a classical example (Italian), Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 113 (1-2) (1979), 93-98.
  5. A Hald, On de Moivre's solutions of the problem of duration of play, 1708-1718, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 38 (2) (1988), 109-134.
  6. J E Hofmann, Weiterbildung der logarithmischen Reihe Mercators in England III : Halley, Moivre, Cotes, Deutsche Math. 5 (1940), 358-375.
  7. H Loeffel, Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754) - Pionier der stochastischen Rentenrechnung, Schweiz. Verein. Versicherungsmath. Mitt. (2) (1989), 217-228.
  8. I Schneider, Der Mathematiker Abraham de Moivre, Archive for History of Exact Sciences 5 (1968), 177-317.
  9. I Schneider, Die Rückführung des allgemeinen auf den Sonderfall - eine Neubetrachtung des Grenzwertsatzes für binomiale Verteilungen von Abraham de Moivre, in History of mathematics (San Diego, CA, 1996), 263-275.
  10. E Seneta, Modern probabilistic concepts in the work of E Abbe and A De Moivre, Math. Sci. 8 (2) (1983), 75-80.
  11. O B Sheynin, On the history of the de Moivre-Laplace limit theorems (Russian), in History and methodology of natural sciences IX : Mechanics, mathematics (Moscow, 1970), 199-211.
  12. S M Stigler, Abraham de Moivre, The History of Statistics. The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900 (Cambridge, Mass.-London, 1986), 70-.
  13. H M Walker, Abraham de Moivre, Scripta Mathematica 2 (1934), 316-333.

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