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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...

  • Games, Theory and Applicationsby L. C. Thomas

    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...

  • 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...

  • Analytical Methods of Optimizationby D. F. Lawden

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text surveys the classical theory of the calculus of variations. It takes the approach most appropriate for applications to problems of optimizing the behavior of engineering systems. Two of these problem areas have strongly influenced this presentation: the design of the control systems... more...

  • Introduction to the Theory of Gamesby J. C. C. McKinsey

    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...

  • Game, Set and Mathby Ian Stewart

    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...

  • 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 Geometryby William C. Graustein

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This first course in differential geometry presents the fundamentals of the metric differential geometry of curves and surfaces in a Euclidean space of three dimensions. Written by an outstanding teacher and mathematician, it explains the material in the most effective way, using vector notation and technique. It also provides an introduction to the... more...