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Scientific classic introduces lay readers to the concepts and uses of probability theory, demonstrating, without the use of higher mathematics, the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government and many other areas. Also demonstrates how a great scientist could express many complex ideas in simple terms.
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Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace (/ləˈplɑːs/; French: [pjɛʁ simɔ̃ laplas]; 23 March 1749 – 5 March 1827) was an influential French scholar whose work was important to the development of mathematics, statistics, physics and astronomy.
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