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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
ISSN 1088-9485(online) ISSN 0273-0979(print)

Book Review

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Book Information

Author: M. D. Springer
Title: The algebra of random variables
Additional book information Wiley, New York, 1979, xxii + 470 pp., $26.95.


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Review Information

Reviewer: Samuel Kotz
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 2 (1980), 222-225
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-1980-14729-1
PII: S 0273-0979(1980)14729-1