Description
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
We shall review the development of the notion that uncertainty and the chaos of chance may be tamed by the application of numbers. We trace its birth in the 17th century as a device for bloodlessly resolving gambling disputes; its growth through statistical theory into one on science's most important analytic tools; and its ascendance in the work of philosophically minded Bayesians as the framework of all belief.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Component
Seminar - Required
Offering
Course
HPS 2562
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus