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Game Theory

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  • N-Person Game Theoryby Anatol Rapoport

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    N-person game theory provides a logical framework for analyzing contests in which there are more than two players or sets of conflicting interests-anything from a hand of poker to the tangled web of international relations. In this sequel to his Two-Person Game Theory, Dr. Rapoport provides a fascinating and lucid introduction to the theory,... more...

  • Game Theory and Politicsby Steven J. Brams

    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...

  • Differential Gamesby Avner Friedman

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This volume lays the mathematical foundations for the theory of differential games, developing a rigorous mathematical framework with existence theorems. It begins with a precise definition of a differential game and advances to considerations of games of fixed duration, games of pursuit and evasion, the computation of saddle points, games of survival,... more...

  • Theory of Games and Statistical Decisionsby David A. Blackwell; M. A. Girshick

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.99

    Evaluating statistical procedures through decision and game theory, as first proposed by Neyman and Pearson and extended by Wald, is the goal of this problem-oriented text in mathematical statistics. First-year graduate students in statistics and other students with a background in statistical theory and advanced calculus will find a rigorous,... more...

  • The Mathematics of Gamesby John D. Beasley

    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...

  • The Mathematics of Games of Strategyby Melvin Dresher

    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...

  • Differential Formsby Henri Cartan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    "Cartan's work provides a superb text for an undergraduate course in advanced calculus, but at the same time it furnishes the reader with an excellent foundation for global and nonlinear algebra."? Mathematical Review "Brilliantly successful."? Bulletin de l'Association des Professeurs de Mathematiques "The presentation is precise and detailed,... more...

  • The Compleat Strategystby J. D. Williams

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    When J. D. Williams wrote this entertaining, witty introduction for the nonscientist, Game Theory was still a somewhat mysterious subject familiar to very few scientists beyond those researchers, like himself, working for the military. Now, over thirty years after its original publication as a Rand Corporation research study, his light-hearted... more...

  • Differential Gamesby Rufus Isaacs

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 17.95

    One of the definitive works in game theory, this fascinating volume offers an original look at methods of obtaining solutions for conflict situations. Combining the principles of game theory, the calculus of variations, and control theory, the author considers and solves an amazing array of problems: military, pursuit and evasion, games of firing... more...

  • Game Theoryby Morton D. Davis

    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...