The central limit theorem ranks high amongst the most important discoveries in the field of mathematics over the last three hundred years. This theorem provided a basis for approximation that turned the question of reaction into the art of prediction. This paper aims to map a course for the history and evolution of the famed theorem from its’ initial origins in 1733, from Abraham de Moivre’s inquiries to the most recent expressions of the theorem. The journey encompassing central limit theorem includes reformations of definition, relaxing of important associated conditions, and numerous types of rigorous proofs.
Stark, Benjamin A.
"Studying “moments” of the Central Limit theorem,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 14
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol14/iss1/6