The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game TheoryGain some insight into the game of life... Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes downtoearth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's GuideŽ to Game Theory, Dr. Edward C. Rosenthal makes it easy to understand game theory with insights into: ? The history of the disciple made popular by John Nash, the mathematician dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind ? The role of social behavior and psychology in this amazing discipline ? How important game theory has become in our society and why 
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Contents
Chapter 2Playing the Percentages  
Chapter 3Zero Sum Games  
Chapter 4Nonzero Sum Games  
Chapter 5More Nonzero Sum Games  
Part 2How Information Affects Games  
Chapter 7Signaling and Imperfect Info  
Chapter 8Nuanced Messages  
Individual Values vs the Group  
Chapter 14Individual Gainvs Group Benefit  
Designing Games for Group Benefit  
Behavior in Games  
Chapter 18Aligning Theorywith Behavior  
Repeated Games and Tendencies  
Appendix AGlossary  
Index  