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Game Theory

A Very Short Introduction
Binmore, K. G. (Book - 2007 )
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Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a ground-breaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees. With mini-biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject--including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind--this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. About the Series: Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given topic. Every Very Short Introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how it has developed and influenced society. Whatever the area of study, whatever the topic that fascinates the reader, the series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.
Authors: Binmore, K. G., 1940-
Title: Game theory
a very short introduction
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Characteristics: 184 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Series:
Statement of Responsibility: Ken Binmore
Contents: The name of the game
Chance
Time
Conventions
Reciprocity
Information
Auctions
Evolutionary biology
Bargaining and coalitions
Puzzles and paradoxes
ISBN: 0199218463
9780199218462
Branch Call Number: 519.3 B613g 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-180) and index
Subject Headings: Game theory
Topical Term: Game theory
LCCN: 2007046448
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