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The axiomatic melting pot: teaching probabilities in Prague in 1930s


ŠIŠMA Pavel BILOVÁ Štěpánka MAZLIAK Laurent

Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journ@l Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Keywords probability, mathematical statistics, teaching of probability, Karel Rychlík, Otomar Pankrac
Description In this paper, we are interested in the teaching of probability theory in Prague and Czechoslovakia, in particular during the 1930s. We focus specially on a textbook, published in Prague by Karel Rychlík in 1938, which uses Kolmogorovs axiomatization, a very exceptional fact before World War II.

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