Cournot, Antoine Augustin

Cournot, Antoine Augustin äNtwän´ ōgüstăN´ ko͞ornō´ [key], 1801–77, French mathematician and economist. He developed mathematical theories of chance and probability and was one of the first to attempt the application of mathematics to economic problems. His writings include Researches into the Mathematical Principles of the Theory of Wealth (1838, tr. 1897).

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