Quotations by Joseph Bertrand


How dare we speak of the laws of chance? Is not chance the antithesis of all law?
Calcul des probabilités.

The first successes were such that one might suppose all the difficulties of science overcome in advance, and believe that the mathematician, without being longer occupied in the elaboration of pure mathematics, could turn his thoughts exclusively to the study of natural laws.


JOC/EFR December 2013

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