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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Contents
An Overview  3 
The TwoPerson ZeroSum Game with Equilibrium Points  11 
The General TwoPerson ZeroSum Game  24 
Utility Theory  57 
The TwoPerson NonZeroSum Game  75 
The nPerson Game  163 
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