De Moivre on the Law of Normal Probability

  • Helen M. Walker
  • Published 2006


Abraham de Moivre (1667-1754) left France at the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and spent the rest of his life in London. where he solved problems for wealthy patrons and did private tutoring in mathematics. He is best known for his work on trigonometry, probability. and annuities. On November 12, 1733 he presented privately to some friends a brief paper… (More)