12. d'Alembert and the “Croix ou Pile” Article (1754)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch12

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) d'Alembert and the “Croix ou Pile” Article (1754), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118063255

Online ISBN: 9781118314340

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Keywords:

  • d'Alembert and the “Croix ou Pile” Article (1754);
  • d'Alembert at odds, with contemporaries on questions of probability;
  • heads or tails, a game having no needs for a definition;
  • the odds, 3 against 1 in favor of players casting the piece;
  • d'Alembert and St. Petersburg's Problem, within the Gambler's Fallacy

Summary

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  • Discussion