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Author Devlin, Keith J.

Title The unfinished game : Pascal, Fermat, and the seventeenth-century letter that made the world modern / Keith Devlin.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  519.2 DEVLIN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  519.2 DEVLIN    Check Shelf
Description x, 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Basic ideas
Basic ideas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Monday, August 24, 1654 -- A problem worthy of great minds -- On the shoulders of a giant -- A man of slight build -- The great amateur -- Terrible confusions -- Out of the gaming rooms -- Into the everyday world -- The chance of your life -- The measure of our ignorance.
Subject Probabilities.
Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 -- Correspondence.
Fermat, Pierre de, 1601-1665 -- Correspondence.
Mathematicians -- France -- Correspondence.
ISBN 9780465009107 alkaline paper
0465009107 alkaline paper
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