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The sources of Kolmogorov’s Grundbegriffe. (English) Zbl 1426.01011

Summary: Andrei Kolmogorov’s Grundbegriffe der Wahrscheinlichkeits-Rechnung put probability’s modern mathematical formalism in place. It also provided a philosophy of probability – an explanation of how the formalism can be connected to the world of experience. In this article, we examine the sources of these two aspects of the Grundbegriffe – the work of the earlier scholars whose ideas Kolmogorov synthesized.

MSC:

01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
60-03 History of probability theory
60A05 Axioms; other general questions in probability

Biographic References:

Kolmogorov, Andreĭ
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