A mathematical theory of rational inference. R. T. Birge's copy with his annotations; A non-mathematical discussion of Baye's Theorem

Fry, Thornton Carle (1892-1991). A mathematical theory of rational inference. Bell Telephone System Technical Publications, monograph B-802. Offprint from Scripta Mathematica 2 (1934). 17pp. 230 x 150 mm. Original blue printed wrappers, a bit sunned. Very good. From the library of Raymond T. Birge (1887-1980), with his signature and pencil note on the front wrapper and pencil annotations in the text.

First Edition, Offprint Issue. A non-mathematical discussion of Bayes’s theorem by Thornton Fry, the head of Bell Lab’s division for industrial applications of mathematics and statistics. Bayes’s theorem is one of the most widely applied theorems in computing.

This copy is from the library of American physicist Raymond T. Birge, chair of the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. Birge’s interest in statistics led to a collaboration with W. Edwards Deming, founder of the quality control movement, with whom he co-authored the classic paper “On the statistical theory of errors” (1934). Birge’s pencil annotations appear on several pages of this copy, and on the front wrapper he wrote “Good account of [statistician R. A.] Fisher’s work, according to Deming’s letter Oct. 29, 1934.”

Book Id: 51142

Price: $750.00

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