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Unpublished paper, 'The asymmetrical probability curve' by F Y [Francis Ysidro] Edgeworth

Reference number: AP/70/13

Date: 18 December 1894

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The asymmetrical probability curve is the second approximation — the symmetrical probability curve being the first approximation — to the law of frequency which governs the set of values assumed by a function of numerous independently fluctuating small quantities.

Annotations in ink throughout.

Subject: Mathematics / Statistics

Received 14 June 1894. Read 21 June 1894. Communicated by Sir George Gabriel Stokes.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 56 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The asymmetrical probability curve'.

A version of this paper was published by Edgeworth in The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science: Edgeworth, F Y. '.' The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, volume 41, number 249 (1896), pp. 90-99.

Reference number
AP/70/13
Earliest possible date
18 December 1894
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
79 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

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Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Unpublished paper, 'The asymmetrical probability curve' by F Y [Francis Ysidro] Edgeworth, 18 December 1894, AP/70/13, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_70_13/unpublished-paper-the-asymmetrical-probability-curve-by-f-y-francis-ysidro-edgeworth, accessed on 26 February 2024

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