Creating modern probability : its mathematics, physics, and philosophy in historical perspective, Jan von Plato
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 its mathematics, physics, and philosophy in historical perspective
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 Jan von Plato
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 1. Introduction. 1.1. What this book is all about. 1.2. Shift from classical probability. 1.3. Physics. 1.4. The final stage, 19191933  2. Pathways to modern probability. 2.1. First steps in measure theoretic probability. Axiomatization. 2.2. Borel and the intrinsic properties of reals. 2.3. Strong laws of large numbers. 2.4. Continuous distribution problems. Weyl's view of causality  3. Probability in statistical physics. 3.1. Concepts of probability in classical statistical physics. 3.2. Ergodic theory. 3.3. Einstein's views on probability. 3.4. Brownian motion and random processes. 3.5. Radioactivity before its explanation in quantum theory  4. Quantum mechanical probability and indeterminism. 4.1. Probability in the old quantum theory. 4.2. The probabilistic interpretation of quantum mechanics. 4.3. The uncertainty relation  5. Classical embeddings of probability and chance. 5.1. Subjective or objective probability: a philosophical debate
 5.2. The early phase of a theory of objective probability. 5.3. The theory of Hopf  6. Von Mises' frequentist probabilities. 6.1. Mechanics, probability, and positivism. 6.2. Foundations of probability: the theory of random sequences. 6.3. A purely probabilistic physics. 6.4. The fate of collectives  7. Kolmogorov's measure theoretic probabilities. 7.1. Foundations and philosophy of mathematics. 7.2. The meaning of probability. Earliest results. 7.3. Random processes and statistical physics. 7.4. The Grundbegriffe. 7.5. The curious reappraisal of von Mises' theory  8. De Finetti's subjective probabilities. 8.1. 'Probability does not exist'. 8.2. Exchangeability and the representation theorem. 8.3. Stochastic processes: the renunciation of determinism. 8.4. Foundations for the theory of probability. 8.5. The problem of denumerable additivity  Supplement: Nicole Oresme and the ergodicity of rotations. 1. The question of the periodicity of the universe
 2. The density of rotations of a circle by an irrational angle. 3. Frequentist probability
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