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From the Publisher"Expectation is an extension of the idea of average value, and is a basic tool of probability theory that underlies both the gaming and insurance industries. Unexpected Expectations is a fascinating look at some of the counterintuitive aspects of this apparently simple concept."
—Jim Stein, NewBooksinMath.com, May 2013
"Every reader—unless they are encyclopedic consumers of all things related to mathematical expectation both in technical journals and the popular press—will find illuminating discussions of paradoxical probabilities that are new to them."
—Andrew James Simoson, Mathematical Reviews, January 2013
"… the thrust of the book is to illustrate the myriad of applications of the simple formula for expected value, independent of the mathematical justification that underlies them. At this, Unexpected Expectations is a success. … an excellent contribution to popular mathematics writing."
—Mark Bollman, MAA Reviews, July 2012