13. d'Alembert and the Gambler's Fallacy (1761)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch13

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) d'Alembert and the Gambler's Fallacy (1761), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch13

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 Gambler's Fallacy (1761);
  • d'Alembert's Opuscule Mathematiques, tail “obviously” greater than 1/2;
  • d'Alembert using concepts of physical, metaphysical probabilities, in arguments;
  • the Gambler's Fallacy of the belief of an event occurring, if it has not for long;
  • WLLN, for a fair coin tossed time and again, approaching zero

Summary

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  • Discussion