5. Huygens and the Gambler's Ruin (1657)

  1. Prakash Gorroochurn

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch5

Classic Problems of Probability

Classic Problems of Probability

How to Cite

Gorroochurn, P. (2012) Huygens and the Gambler's Ruin (1657), in Classic Problems of Probability, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118314340.ch5

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:

  • Huygens and the Gambler's Ruin (1657);
  • Huygens and the Problem of Points;
  • Huygens' treatise under the name De ratiociniis in aleae ludo;
  • Oeuvres Completes, Huygens and use of mathematical expectations;
  • Huygens, and the Gambler's Ruin Problem, using a probability tree

Summary

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  • Discussion