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Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics (Hardcover, 2001 ed.): H.A. David, A.W.F. Edwards Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics (Hardcover, 2001 ed.)
H.A. David, A.W.F. Edwards
R2,184 Discovery Miles 21 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a selection of pioneering papers or extracts ranging from Pascal (1654) to R.A. Fisher (1930). The authors' annotations put the articles in perspective for the modern reader. A special feature of the book is the large number of translations, nearly all made by the authors. The selected articles vary considerably in difficulty, some requiring only a basic understanding of statistical concepts, whereas others surprise by their early sophistication in "classical" statistics. There are several reasons for studying the history of statistics: intrinsic interest in how the field of statistics developed, learning from often brilliant ideas and not reinventing the wheel, and livening up general courses in statistics by reference to important contributors. Herbert A. David is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University and served as Department Head from 1972 to 184. He was Editor of Biometric from 1967 to 1972 and President of Biometric Society for 1982-1983. His publications include books on Order Statistics (Wiley 1970, 1981) and The Method of Paired Comparisons (Griffin 1963, 1988). Apart from articles in these two areas he has written on statistical inference, experimental designs, competing risks, and the history of statistics. He received a Ph.D. in statistics from University College London in 1953. A.W.F. Edwards is Reader in Biometry in the University of Cambridge. He was President of the British Region of the Biometric Society in 1992-1994 and is Chairman of the Christiaan Huygens Committee for the History of Statistics of the International Statistical Institute. His publications include the books Likelihood (Cambridge University Press 1972, Johns Hopkins University Press 1992), Foundations of Mathematical Genetics (Cambridge University Press 1977, 2000), and Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle (Griffin 1987). He holds the degrees of Ph.D. and Sc.D. from Cambridge University.

Likelihood (Paperback, expanded edition): A.W.F. Edwards Likelihood (Paperback, expanded edition)
A.W.F. Edwards
R594 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R38 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The book is indeed a classic. Virtually every philosopher of science now writing about probabilistic inference has been influenced by Edwards' book, and his ideas are now as alive and relevant as they were when the book first appeared. Edwards is an absolutely seminal thinker in the foundations of statistics and scientific inference." -- Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"Full of appropriate examples (especially from genetics) and historical commentary, this monograph offers a rare simultaneous treatment of both mathematical and philosophical foundations." -- American Mathematical Monthly.

This new and expanded edition of A. W. F. Edwards' classic volume on scientific inference presents his most important published articles on the subject. Edwards argues that the appropriate axiomatic basis for inductive inference is not that of probability, with its addition axiom, but that of likelihood, the concept introduced by Fisher as a measure of relative support among different hypotheses. Starting from the simplest considerations and assuming no more than a basic acquaintancewith probability theory, the author sets out to reconstruct a consistent theory of statistical inference in science. Using the likelihood approach, he explores estimation, tests of significance, randomization, experimental design, and other statistical topics. Likelihood is important reading for students and professionals in biology, mathematical sciences, and philosophy.

"This book is commended to all philosophers of science who are interested in the problems of scientific inference." -- Search.

"This book, by a well-known geneticist, will do much to publicize the generality of the likelihoodmethod as a foundation for statistical procedure. It is both smoothly written and persuasive." -- Operations Research.

"Likelihood is an important text and, in addition, is a joy to read, being a paragon of lucid and witty exposition." -- Mathematical Gazette

Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001): H.A. David, A.W.F.... Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001)
H.A. David, A.W.F. Edwards
R2,259 Discovery Miles 22 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a selection of pioneering papers or extracts ranging from Pascal (1654) to R.A. Fisher (1930). The editors'annotations put the articles in perspective for the modern reader. A special feature of the book is the large number of translations, nearly all made by the authors. There are several reasons for studying the history of statistics: intrinsic interest in how the field of statistics developed, learning from often brilliant ideas and not reinventing the wheel, and livening up general courses in statistics by reference to important contributors.

Cogwheels of the Mind - The Story of Venn Diagrams (Hardcover, New): A.W.F. Edwards Cogwheels of the Mind - The Story of Venn Diagrams (Hardcover, New)
A.W.F. Edwards; Foreword by Ian Stewart
R602 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R37 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Used today in spheres of life as diverse as business strategy, creative writing, medicine, computer science, and theoretical physics, Venn diagrams possess fascinating properties. The basic Venn diagram is both elegantly simple--three overlapping circles that intersect to create eight distinct areas--and conceptually innovative. Devised by English logician John Venn (1834-1923) to visually represent complex logical propositions and algebraic statements, the diagrams drew the excited interest of both scholars and the general public.

In "Cogwheels of the Mind," statistician and geneticist A. W. F. Edwards provides an accessible and engaging history of the Venn diagram, its reception and evolution, and its presence in such objects and images as Christian iconography, tennis balls, and flags which provide a rich source of Venn diagrams for Edwards, including those of Switzerland, Poland, and Japan (all one-set Venn diagrams), Greenland (a two-set Venn diagram), and Maryland (a three-set device).

Edwards begins with a sketch of Venn's life, his discovery of the three-circle design while developing a series of lectures on symbolic logic at Cambridge University, and the publication of his find in an 1880 paper, and, more influentially, his 1881 book, "Symbolic Logic." Edwards discusses the rival diagrammatic scheme invented by Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, who also developed a board game based on his design. The author also recreates famous Venn diagrams from history, including Winston Churchill's of 1948 depicting the mutual interests of the British Empire, a united Europe, and the English-speaking world, with the United Kingdom located at the intersection.

Edwards goes on to show how different shapes can be linked together to form artistically beautiful and mathematically important, multi-set Venn diagrams, including the author's own influential Adelaide variation. And he delineates the possibilities for expanding the analytic power of these diagrams far beyond those first appreciated by Venn. Edwards even tells readers how to draw complex Venn diagrams on a spherical surface to create "Vennis balls." For anyone interested in mathematics or its history, "Cogwheels of the Mind" is invaluable and compelling reading.

Lubabu 'l-Albab; 2 (Persian, Paperback): Muammad Fl 1228 Awf Lubabu 'l-Albab; 2 (Persian, Paperback)
Muammad Fl 1228 Awf; Edward Granville 1862-1926 Browne, Muammad 1877-1949 Qazvn
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lubabu 'l-Albab; 2 (Persian, Hardcover): Muammad Fl 1228 Awf Lubabu 'l-Albab; 2 (Persian, Hardcover)
Muammad Fl 1228 Awf; Edward Granville 1862-1926 Browne, Muammad 1877-1949 Qazvn
R905 Discovery Miles 9 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lubabu 'l-Albab (Persian, Paperback): Muammad 'Awf, Edward Granville Browne, Muammad Qazvn Lubabu 'l-Albab (Persian, Paperback)
Muammad 'Awf, Edward Granville Browne, Muammad Qazvn
R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Century of Mendelism in Human Genetics (Paperback): Milo Keynes, A.W.F. Edwards, Robert Peel A Century of Mendelism in Human Genetics (Paperback)
Milo Keynes, A.W.F. Edwards, Robert Peel
R1,450 Discovery Miles 14 500 Out of stock

In 1901 William Bateson, Professor of Biology at Cambridge, published a renewed version of a lecture which he had delivered the year before to the Royal Horticultural Society in London (reprinted in the book as an appendix). In this lecture he recognized the importance of the work completed by Gregor Mendel in 1865, and brought it to the notice of the scientific world. Upon reading Bateson's paper, Archibald Garrod realized the relevance of Mendel's laws to human disease and in 1902 introduced Mendelism to medical genetics. The first part of A Century of Mendelism in Human Genetics takes a historical perspective of the first 50 years of Mendelism, including the bitter argument between the Mendelians and the biometricians. The second part discusses human genetics since 1950, ending with a final chapter examining genetics and the future of medicine. The book considers the genetics of both single-gene and complex diseases, human cancer genetics, genetic linkage, and natural selection in human populations. Besides being of general medical significance, this book will be of particular interest to departments of genetics and of medical genetics, as well as to historians of science and medicine.

Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle - Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle: The Story of a Mathematical Idea (Paperback): A.W.F.... Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle - Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle: The Story of a Mathematical Idea (Paperback)
A.W.F. Edwards
R340 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R54 (16%) Out of stock
Ending the Mendel-Fisher Controversy (Paperback): Allan Franklin, A.W.F. Edwards, Daniel J Fairbanks, Daniel L. Hartl, Teddy... Ending the Mendel-Fisher Controversy (Paperback)
Allan Franklin, A.W.F. Edwards, Daniel J Fairbanks, Daniel L. Hartl, Teddy Seidenfeld
R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Out of stock

In 1865, Gregor Mendel presented ""Experiments in Plant-Hybridization,"" the results of his eight-year study of the principles of inheritance through experimentation with pea plants. Overlooked in its day, Mendel's work would later become the foundation of modern genetics. Did his pioneering research follow the rigors of real scientific inquiry, or was Mendel's data too good to be true - the product of doctored statistics?In ""Ending the Mendel-Fisher Controversy"", leading experts present their conclusions on the legendary controversy surrounding the challenge to Mendel's findings by British statistician and biologist R. A. Fisher. In his 1936 paper, ""Has Mendel's Work Been Rediscovered?"" Fisher suggested that Mendel's data could have been falsified in order to support his expectations. Fisher attributed the falsification to an unknown assistant of Mendel's. At the time, Fisher's criticism did not receive wide attention. Yet beginning in 1964, about the time of the centenary of Mendel's paper, scholars began to publicly discuss whether Fisher had successfully proven that Mendel's data was falsified. Since that time, numerous articles, letters, and comments have been published on the controversy.This self-contained volume includes everything the reader will need to know about the subject: an overview of the controversy; the original papers of Mendel and Fisher; four of the most important papers on the debate; and, new updates, by the authors, of the latter four papers. Taken together, the authors contend, these voices argue for an end to the controversy - making this book the definitive last word on the subject.

A Century of Mendelism in Human Genetics (Hardcover, New): Milo Keynes, A.W.F. Edwards, Robert Peel A Century of Mendelism in Human Genetics (Hardcover, New)
Milo Keynes, A.W.F. Edwards, Robert Peel
R2,315 R2,022 Discovery Miles 20 220 Save R293 (13%) Out of stock

In 1901 William Bateson, Professor of Biology at Cambridge, published a renewed version of a lecture which he had delivered the year before to the Royal Horticultural Society in London (reprinted in the book as an appendix). In this lecture he recognized the importance of the work completed by Gregor Mendel in 1865, and brought it to the notice of the scientific world. Upon reading Bateson's paper, Archibald Garrod realized the relevance of Mendel's laws to human disease and in 1902 introduced Mendelism to medical genetics.

The first part of A Century of Mendelism in Human Genetics takes a historical perspective of the first 50 years of Mendelism, including the bitter argument between the Mendelians and the biometricians. The second part discusses human genetics since 1950, ending with a final chapter examining genetics and the future of medicine. The book considers the genetics of both single-gene and complex diseases, human cancer genetics, genetic linkage, and natural selection in humanpopulations.

Besides being of general medical significance, this book will be of particular interest to departments of genetics and of medical genetics, as well as to historians of science and medicine.

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