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- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95
Twelve essays take a playful approach to the subject, exploring how to play poker over the telephone without the possibility of cheating, how to distinguish plausible fallacies from unbelievable facts, and how to cope mathematically with contorted worms, drunken tennis players, and snakes that eat their own tails. Former columnist for Scientific... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95
"A lucid and penetrating development of game theory that will appeal to the intuition . . . a most valuable contribution." ? Douglas R. Hofstadter Fascinating, accessible introduction to enormously important intellectual system with numerous applications to social, economic, political problems. Newly revised edition offers overview of game theory,... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95
In this illuminating and instructive survey, author Steven J. Brams demonstrates both the insights and the pitfalls that can result from applying game theoretic models to the analysis of problems in political science. Using plenty of real-life examples, Brams shows how game theory can explain and elucidate complex political situations, from warfare... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99
Anyone with a knowledge of basic mathematics will find this an accessible and informative introduction to game theory. It opens with the theory of two-person zero-sum games, two-person non-zero sum games, and n-person games, at a level between nonmathematical introductory books and technical mathematical game theory books. Succeeding sections focus... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.00
"The best book available for non-mathematicians." ? Contemporary Psychology . This book represents the earliest clear, detailed, precise exposition of the central ideas and results of game theory and related decision-making models ? unencumbered by technical mathematical details. It offers a comprehensive, time-tested conceptual introduction, with... more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95
This user-friendly text offers a thorough introduction to the part of optimization theory that lies between approximation theory and mathematical programming, both linear and nonlinear. Written by two distinguished mathematicians, the expert treatment covers the essentials, incorporating important background materials, examples, and extensive notes.... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
One of the classic early monographs on game theory, this comprehensive overview illustrates the theory's applications to situations involving conflicts of interest, including economic, social, political, and military contexts. Contents include a survey of rectangular games; a method of approximating the value of a game; games in extensive form and... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.95
"Mind-exercising and thought-provoking."? New Scientist If playing games is natural for humans, analyzing games is equally natural for mathematicians. Even the simplest of games involves the fundamentals of mathematics, such as figuring out the best move or the odds of a certain chance event. This entertaining and wide-ranging guide demonstrates... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.99
A noted research mathematician explores decision making in the absence of perfect information. His clear presentation of the mathematical theory of games of strategy encompasses applications to many fields, including economics, military, business, and operations research. No advanced algebra or non-elementary calculus occurs in most of the proofs.... more...