Category: Mathematician

Ancient Greek mathematician, Eratosthenes, was nicknamed “Beta” because he was skilled in many things, but never the best.

Mathematician John Edmund Kerrich passed his time in Nazi captivity by flipping a coin 10,000 times. The total percentage of heads and tails flips varied wildly at first but gradually converged around 50/50, providing a demonstration of the Law of Large Numbers. source

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Jase Curtis