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Adolphe Quetelet as statistician

Frank Hamilton Hankins

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Published
**1908**
by Columbia University, Longmans, Green & Co., agents; etc., etc.] in [New York
.

Written in English

- Quetelet, Adolphe, 1796-1874.,
- Statistics -- History.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Frank H. Hankins. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | HA23.Q8 H22 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | 1 p. l., 5-135 p. |

Number of Pages | 135 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL7002291M |

LC Control Number | 08033013 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 1709013 |

Adolphe Quetelet was born in Belgium in At age 23 he received the first doctorate in mathematics ever awarded by the University of Ghent. Adolphe quetelet: statistician and more Article in Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.) 23(5) September with 11 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The Belgian statistician and astronomer Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet is considered the founder of modern statistics and demography.. Adolphe Quetelet was born in Ghent on Feb. 22, When he finished secondary school at the age of 17, he took a job teaching mathematics in a secondary school. Adolphe Quetelet was an influential astronomer and statistician whose controversial work inspired heated debate in European and American intellectual circles. In creating a science designed to explain the “average man,” he helped contribute to the idea of normal, most enduringly in his creation of the Quetelet Index, which came to be known Pages:

Adolphe Quetelet. Adolphe Quetelet was one of the most influential figures in social statistics of the 19th century and an important contributor to social sciences in Europe. He was born on 22 February in Ghent (Belgium). He received a doctorate in mathematics in from the University of Ghent. This article gives a short biography of the Belgian mathematician, astronomer, and statistician Lambert-Adolphe-Jacques Quetelet and highlights his contributions to Author: Ron Lesthaeghe.

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New York, Columbia. OCLC Number: Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis, Columbia University, Vita. Description: pages 23 cm. Contents: Introduction --A brief reading list --Map Book I: Lydia --From Book II: The antiquity of Egypt/The Nile flood/Manners and customs/Origins of the Greek Gods/The truth about the Trojan War/The building of the pyramids --From Book.

Adolphe Quetelet, in full Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet, (born FebruGhent, Belgium—died Adolphe Quetelet as statistician bookBrussels), Belgian mathematician, astronomer, statistician, and sociologist known for his application of statistics and probability theory to social phenomena.

From Quetelet lectured at the Brussels Athenaeum, military college, and museum. Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (–) Quetelet's influential work was amplified by the English school of social biometrics in the early 20th century.

1 He believed that statistical laws explained social phenomena, and that as civilization developed, the “average man” would be ever more closely approximated. Adolphe Quetelet as Statistician, Vol Issue 4 Adolphe Quetelet as Statistician, Frank Hamilton Hankins Columbia studies in the social sciences Studies in history, economics and public law: Author: Frank Hamilton Hankins: Publisher: Columbia University, Longmans, Green & Company, agents, Original from: Princeton University.

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Adolphe Quetelet () Adolphe Quetelet was one of the most influential social statisticians of the nineteenth century. His applications of statistical reasoning to social phenomena profoundly influenced the course of European social science.

Quetelet was born in Ghent, Belgium on Febru Adolphe Quetelet was a mathematician, astronomer, statistician, poet, dramatist, and one of the founders of sociology.

He was the first person to apply the statistical normal distribution to characteristics of human populations and he introduced the height-weight measure we know today as the body mass index.

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It became evident then that the best index was the ratio of the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters, or the Quetelet Index described in Adolphe Quetelet (–) was a Belgian mathematician, astronomer and statistician, who developed a passionate interest in probability calculus that he applied to study Cited by: Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (or Quételet) (22 February – 17 February ) was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist.

He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was perpetual secretary of the Royal Academy of Brussels. Quetelet was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social. Essai sur sur Quetelet et la statistique morale (The theory of the average man.

Essay on Quetelet and moral statistics). Alcan, Paris; Hankins FH ([] ) Adolphe Quetelet as a statistician. AMS Press, New York; Hesketh I. The science of history in Victorian Britain: making the past speak. London: Pickering & Chatto; Cited by: 1.

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet (French: [kətlɛ]; 22 February 17 February ) was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist.

He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social sciences.3/5. Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, Book Description: Adolphe Quetelet was an influential astronomer and statistician whose controversial work inspired heated debate in European and American intellectual circles.

In creating a science designed to explain the "average man," he helped contribute to the idea. Adolphe Quetelet was right about the data of physical characteristics forming the shape of a bell curve.

Now consider an Extremistan phenomenon like wealth. In Europe, the probability that someone has a net worth higher than 1 million euros is 1 in ; higher than 2 million euros, 1 in ; higher than 4 million, 1 in 1,; higher than 8.

Full text of "Adolphe Quetelet as statistician" See other formats. Adolphe QUETELET b. 22 February - d. 17 February Summary. Active in many area of science, notably mathematics, astronomy and meteorology, Adolphe Quetelet owes his celebrity to the international blossoming under his impetus of the study of populations, emanating from.

Adolphe Quetelet () was a Belgian mathematician, astronomer and statistician, who developed a passionate interest in probability calculus that he applied to study human physical characteristics and social by: Adolphe Quételet was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, and sociologist.

He interpreted the "statistical" information being gathered by modern states, especially the work of the great French mathematician Joseph Fourier in Paris, as evidence that some phenomena like marriages were being determined by an unknown law. Decades earlier, Immanuel Kant had argued for such.

Furthermore, Adolphe Quetelet () was one important founder of statistics, introducing the notion of the "average man" (l'homme moyen), who constitutes a reality sui generis compared to real individuals (whom were the only reality, according to Ockham's nominalism, opposed to .Immediately download the Adolphe Quetelet summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Adolphe Quetelet.

Adolphe Quetelet as statistician by Hankins, Frank Hamilton, Publication date Topics Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques,Statistics Publisher [New York: Columbia University] Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor Robarts - University of TorontoPages: