References for Georges Buffon

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  1. J Roger, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830900701.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9017945/Georges-Louis-Leclerc-count-de-Buffon

Books:

  1. O E Fellows and S F Milliken, Buffon (1972).
  2. L Hanks, Buffon avant l'histoire naturelle (Paris, 1966).
  3. L Roule, Buffon et la description de la nature (1924).

Articles:

  1. H-J Bentz, Das Buffon-Nadelproblem (1777), Praxis Math. 22 (6) (1980), 167-171.
  2. J Browne, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707-88), Endeavour 12 (1988), 86-90.
  3. M Fréchet, Buffon, philosophe des mathématiques, Bull. Inst. Egypte 28 (1947), 185-202.
  4. (1777), Praxis Math. 22 (6) (1980), 167-171.
  5. P Holgate, Buffon's cycloid, Studies in the history of probability and statistics XXXIX, Biometrika 68 (3) (1981), 712-716.
  6. P Holgate, Correction : 'Studies in the history of probability and statistics. XXXIX. Buffon's cycloid', Biometrika 69 (2) (1982), 491.
  7. E Kreyszig, Archimedes and the invention of burning mirrors : an investigation of work by Buffon, Geometry, analysis and mechanics (River Edge, NJ, 1994), 139-148.
  8. J Loveland, Buffon, the certainty of sunrise, and the probabilistic reductio ad absurdum, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 55 (5) (2001), 465-477.
  9. T Martin, Buffon et l'arithmétique politique, Math. Inform. Sci. Humaines No. 148 (1999), 5-30.
  10. J Roger, Buffon and mathematics, Geometrical probability and biological structure : Buffon's 200th anniversary, in Proc. Buffon Bicentenary Sympos. (Berlin-New York, 1978), 29-35.
  11. K Röttel, Georges-Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon als Mathematiker, Praxis Math. 31 (1) (1989), 44-48.
  12. G Solinas, Newton and Buffon, Newton and the Enlightenment, Vistas Astronom. 22 (4) (1978), 431-439.
  13. S L Zabell, Buffon, Price, and Laplace : scientific attribution in the 18th century, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 39 (2) (1988), 173-181.

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