Subject: Re: On Bertrand's Paradox
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 22:10:14 -0500
From: Alex Bogomolny
Bertrand in the Paradox is Joseph Louis Francois Bertrand (1822-1900). Check his short biography at
Bertrand's Paradox ceased to be a paradox when it was realized that two-dimensional probability distributions need special handling. I am personally not convinced that there exists a single correct distribution that results in probability 1/3. I am well satisfied with the assertion that in two dimensions uniformity of a distribution is defined depending on the problem framework.