Early antecedents of error theory

@article{Rabinovitch1974EarlyAO,
  title={Early antecedents of error theory},
  author={N. L. Rabinovitch},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={1974},
  volume={13},
  pages={348-358}
}
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