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Wapner, Leonard M., 1948-
Unexpected expectations : the curiosities of a mathematical crystal ball / Leonard M. Wapner
Alternate Title Curiosities of a mathematical crystal ball
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA95 .W34 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mathematical recreations
Mathematics -- Popular works
Physical Description xvi, 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "An A K Peters book."
Summary "Mathematical expectation or expected value represents the long-term average numerical outcome to an experiment performed a large number of times. Routinely used in the physical sciences, business, and economics, mathematical expectation has also been used to calculate strategies in games of chance and even to justify the belief in God. How can this expression, which is trivial to calculate, have such broad applications and at the same time yield unexpected irresolvable paradoxes? In an easily accessible presentation, this book explores these puzzling and entertaining mysteries"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-198) and index

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