Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction"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, then lucid coverage of the twoperson zerosum game with equilibrium points; the general, twoperson zerosum game; utility theory; other topics. Problems at start of each chapter. 
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Review: Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction
User Review  Star Shining Forever  GoodreadsWell, as this book's title suggests, it is a fairly "nontechnical" introduction to game theory, which normally includes lots of math. I'm not a mathy person and I didn't know how much of it usually is ... Read full review
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Contents
The TwoPerson ZeroSum Game  11 
The General TwoPerson ZeroSum Game  24 
Utility Theory  57 
Copyright  
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