The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory : The Fascinating Math Behind Decision-Making

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Gain some insight into the game of life...

Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes down-to-earth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory, Dr. Edward C. Rosenthal makes it easy to understand game theory with insights into:

The history of the discipline made popular by John Nash, the mathematician dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind

The role of social behavior and psychology in this amazing discipline

How important game theory has become in our society and why
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 232 x 21mm | 456g
  • Alpha
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 161564055X
  • 9781615640553
  • 48,667

About Edward C. Rosenthal

Edward C. Rosenthal, PhD, is an award-winning professor at Temple University in the Fox School of Business, where he has taught courses in logistics, game theory, and production management to both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Rosenthal is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory, which author William Poundstone described as providing "a perfect introduction to an ever-vital topic."
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