By Augustin Cournot

Antoine Augustin Cournot was once born at grey, in Haute Sa ne, France, on A ug. 28, 1801. He acquired his early education in his local city, and his first distinctive self-discipline in arithmetic on the Lyc ede Besan on. In 1821 he entered the cole Normale at Paris, the place he persisted his mathematical reports. He turned Professor of arithmetic at Lyons in 1834, and the yr following Rector of the Academy at Grenoble. In 1838 seemed his Recherches sur les principes math matiques de los angeles th orie des richesses, of which the current paintings is a translation. within the comparable yr Cournot used to be referred to as to Paris as I nspecteur Gn ral des tudes. He was once made Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1838, and Officer in 1845. He turned Rector of the Academy at Dijon in 1854, yet in 1862 retired from lively instructing. From this time to the top of his existence he used to be busily engaged in writing. His Principes math jtiatiques having met with Httle or no luck, in 1863 he paraphrased it in well known language lower than the identify Principes de los angeles th orie des richessesf which used to be extra amplified in 1876 as Revue sommaire des doctrines conomiques. He died within the following yr, on March 31, in Paris. A mong Cournots mathematical writings should be pointed out his Trait lmentaire de l. a. th orie des fonctions et du calcul infinit simal, 1841 ;D e Porigine et des limites de los angeles correspondence entre Palg bre etla gom trie, 1847; and Exposition de l. a. th orie des probabilities et des probabilit s, 1843. within the last-named paintings he confirmed the right way to practice the speculation of probabilities to Statistics.

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