Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction

Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction

Paperback Dover Books on Mathematics

By (author) Morton D. Davis

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 216mm x 16mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 21 November 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486296725
  • ISBN 13: 9780486296722
  • Edition statement: Subsequent
  • Sales rank: 48,195

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"A lucid and penetrating development of game theory that will appeal to the intuition . . . a most valuable contribution." -- Douglas R. HofstadterFascinating, accessible introduction to enormously important intellectual system with numerous applications to social, economic, political problems. Newly revised edition offers overview of game theory, then lucid coverage of the two-person zero-sum game with equilibrium points; the general, two-person zero-sum game; utility theory; other topics. Problems at start of each chapter.

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Table of contents

Foreword to the First Edition by Oskar Morgenstern Author's Introduction Acknowledgments 1. An Overview 2. "The Two-Person, Zero-Sum Game with Equilibrium Points" 3. "The General, Two-Person, Zero-Sum Game" 4. Utility Theory 5. "The Two-Person, Non-Zero-Sum Game" 6. The n-Person Game Bibliography Index