On the Law of Mortality

  • William M. Makeham
Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 6)


We omit Makeham’s opening comments on life table functions, some of the mortality tables he examined, and his appendix, in which he develops some of his formulas. Makeham’s F x is the force of mortality.


Total Force Original Series Geometrical Progression Mortality Table Partial Force 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1977

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  • William M. Makeham

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