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Broad Topics > History and Philosophy of Mathematics > History of probability and statistics

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What Is a Random Variable, Really?

Age 16 to 18

This article offers an advanced perspective on random variables for the interested reader.

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Randomness and Brownian Motion

Age 16 to 18

In Classical times the Pythagorean philosophers believed that all things were made up from a specific number of tiny indivisible particles called ‘monads’. Each object contained. . . .

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From A Random World to a Rational Universe

Age 7 to 16

In the time before the mathematical idea of randomness was discovered, people thought that everything that happened was part of the will of supernatural beings. So have things changed?