The Unfinished Game Subject : The Unfinished Game by Keith Devlin suggests that the concept of probability sprang from a correspondence between two brilliant French mathematicians in the… The Unfinished Game Subject : The Unfinished Game by Keith Devlin suggests that the concept of probability sprang from a correspondence between two brilliant French mathematicians in the… 2008-09-22 Nonfiction Science and Technology Basic
Book Review

The Unfinished Game (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 22, 2008; Writer: Keith Devlin; Genres: Nonfiction, Science and Technology; Publisher: Basic

Subject: The Unfinished Game by Keith Devlin suggests that the concept of probability sprang from a correspondence between two brilliant French mathematicians in the summer of 1654.
Observations: The science of chance and likelihood was 
 a huge intellectual leap that put to rest the prevailing notion that a divine hand was ruling human lives.
Conclusion: Challenging (for me) yet surprisingly engaging.
Science Level: Likelihood that you'll need to be familiar with advanced math: high. B+

Originally posted Nov 26, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints
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