An Essay on Probabilities and their Application to Life Contingencies and Insurance Offices

An Essay on Probabilities, and Their Application to Life Contingencies and Insurance Offices
By Augustus de Morgan of Trinity College Cambridge
1838
Inside Front Cover
Sticker showing this book was awarded to a student for first prize in mathematics.
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Note inside front cover
Another note about gifting this book
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Title Page with illustrationPDF
Another handwritten note re: de Morgan’s age puzzlePDF
PrefacePDF
Table of ContentsPDF
Chapter I
On the notion of probability and it’s measurement; on the province of mathematics with regard to it, and reply to objections
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Chapter II
On Direct Probabilities
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Chapter III
On Inverse Probabilities
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Chapter IV
Use of the Tables at the end of this Work
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Chapter V
On the Risk of Loss or Gain
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Chapter VI
On common Notations with regard to Probability
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Chapter VII
On Errors of Observation, and Risks of Mistake
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Chapter VIII
On the Application of Probabilities to Life Contingencies
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Chapter IX
On Annuities and other Money Contingencies
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Chapter X
On the Value of Reversions and Insurances
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Chapter XI
On the Nature of the Contract of Insurance, and on the Risks of Insurance Offices in General
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Chapter XII
On the Adjustment of the Interests of the Different Members in an Insurance Office
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Chapter XIII
Miscellaneous Subjects Connected with Insurance, &c.
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Addition to Chapter XPDF
Appendix the First
On the Ultimate Chances of Gain or Loss at Play, With a Particular Application to the game of Rouge et Noir
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Appendix the Second
On the Rule for Determining the Value of Successive Lives and of Copyhold Estates
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Appendix the Third
On the Rule for Determining the Probabilities of Survivorship
Appendix the Fourth
On the Average Result of a Number of Observations
Approximate Integration
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Appendix the Fifth
On the Method of Calculating Uniformly decreasing or Increasing Annuities
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Appendix the Sixth
On a Question Connected with the Valuation of the Assets of an Insurance Office
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Table IPDF
Table IIPDF

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