Extensively researched, this book traces the life and work of Abraham De Moivre as well as the state of probability and statistics in eighteenth-century Britain. It is the first extensive biography of De Moivre and is based on recently discovered material and translations, including some of De Moivre's letters.The book begins with discussions on De

chapter 1|10 pages

Early Life in France

chapter 2|14 pages

Points of Connection

chapter 3|12 pages

Getting Established in England

chapter 4|12 pages

Scotica Mathematica

chapter 5|24 pages

The Breakthrough: De Mensura Sortis

chapter 6|14 pages

A Newtonian Intermezzo

chapter 7|10 pages

Miscellanea Mathematica

chapter 10|8 pages

De Moivre as Teacher

chapter 11|20 pages

Life Annuities

chapter 12|18 pages

The Decade of the Doctrine Enhanced

chapter 13|14 pages

The Two Thomases

chapter 14|12 pages

Old Age