The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2011 - Mathematics - 384 pages
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Gain 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 down-to-earth 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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Title Page
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

An Overview of Cooperation

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