General principles of the probability calculus

  • Andrew I. Dale
Part of the Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SOURCES, volume 13)


The first of these principles is the very definition of probability, which, as we have seen, is the ratio of the number of favourable cases to that of all possible cases [1].


Simple Event Future Event Past Event Favourable Case White Ball 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew I. Dale
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical StatisticsUniversity of NatalDurban, NatalRepublic of South Africa

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