Article ID: CBB000500651

On A. Ya. Khinchin's paper `R. Mises' Frequentist Theory and the Modern Concepts of the Theory of Probability' (2004)


Gnedenko, B. V. (Author)

Science in Context
Volume: 17
Pages: 391-422

Publication Date: 2004
Edition Details: Translated by Oscar Sheynin. With footnotes by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
Language: English

The paper presented here was written as early as sometime between 1939 and 1944 by the eminent mathematician Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, who is well known for his contributions to the theory of probability, statistical physics, theory of numbers, and theory of functions. For reasons unknown to me, it remained unpublished, although I remember that Khinchin had submitted it to the periodical Uspekhi matematicheskikh nauk. After he died, while I was putting in order the scientific and literary heritage of Khinchin, I remembered this work and began looking for it. Regrettably, I was unable to find any copies of a final version and the editorial office of Uspekhi did not have any record of the article. So I decided to make use of a copy that had been retyped in 1946 by my students, E. L. Rvacheva and D. G. Meyzler, even though it had some lacunae. I am convinced that even in this state, Khinchin's work is of considerable interest.

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Article Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard (2004) Mathematicians Forced to Philosophize: An Introduction to Khinchin's Paper on von Mises' Theory of Probability. Science in Context (p. 373). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Siegmund-Schultze, Reinhard
Armatte, Michel
Dryer, Theodora
Olga Hoppe-Kondrikova
Yalen, Deborah
Verburgt, Lukas M.
Journal Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique
Science in Context
Historia Mathematica
Statistical Science
Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
University of Maryland, College Park
Probability and statistics
Applied mathematics
Science and economics
Fréchet, Maurice René
Mises, Richard von
Khinchin, Aleksandr Yakovlevich
Gini, Corrado
Yule, George Udny
Turing, Alan Mathison
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
18th century
Prague (Czechia)
United States
Soviet Union
Great Britain
Statistical Society of London
Royal Statistical Society
International Institute of Statistics

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