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(1) An Elementary Treatise on Actuarial Mathematics (2) Some Recent Researches in the Theory of Statistics and Actuarial Science (3) Probabilités et statistiques

Nature volume 128, pages 286287 (22 August 1931) | Download Citation

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(1) MATHEMATICS has been indebted to actuaries in the past for many valuable contributions in the fields of interpolation, finite differences, and statistical method. We have here an excellent treatise, by an actuary, on those branches of mathematics which are needed by the actuarial student. The author has held in mind the standard required to pass the examinations of the Institute of Actuaries, but has interpreted this standard in a broad way, with the result that we have chapters on elementary trigonometry, on functions and limits, and on differential and integral calculus, as well as those more especially required by the actuarial student, as are the chapters on differences, interpolation, approximate integration, and probability. The result is a model textbook. Proofs are clearly explained, and followed up by many illustrative examples, while the chapters end with a large number of well-chosen examples for solution by the student.

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