Poincare's Odds

Titre :

Poincare's Odds

Sujet :

Théorie des probabilités

Description :

This paper is devoted to Poincare's work in probability. Though the subject does not represent a large part of the mathematician's achievements, it provides signi cant insight into the evolution of Poincare's thought on several important matters such as the changes in physics implied by statistical mechanics and molecular theories. After having drawn the general historical context of this evolution, I focus on several important steps in Poincare's texts dealing with probability theory, and eventually consider how his legacy was developed by the next generation.

Créateur :

Mazliak, Laurent

Source :

Séminaire Poincaré XVI (2012)

Date :

2012-11-25

Langue :

en

Type :

Article de revue ; Texte

Identifiant :

arXiv:1211.5737v1

Description

This paper is devoted to Poincare's work in probability. Though the subject does not represent a large part of the mathematician's achievements, it provides signi cant insight into the evolution of Poincare's thought on several important matters such as the changes in physics implied by statistical mechanics and molecular theories. After having drawn the general historical context of this evolution, I focus on several important steps in Poincare's texts dealing with probability theory, and eventually consider how his legacy was developed by the next generation.

Auteur

Mazliak, Laurent

Date

2012-11-25

Source

Séminaire Poincaré XVI (2012)

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