E811 -- Vera aestimatio sortis in ludis
(The true valuation of the risk in games)
This paper is about the St. Petersburg problem. Its content is similar to that of Daniel Bernoulli's
"Specimen theoriae novae de mensura sortis."
Originally published in Opera Postuma 1, 1862, pp. 315-318
Opera Omnia: Series 1, Volume 7, pp. 458 - 465
- Original publication: E811
- Richard Pulskamp has put together a fantastic page on Euler's Probability & Statistics,
including a lot of interesting background and historical work. The page includes a
translation of E811.
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