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 Guide® 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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Finally, someone got it right! Game theory is one of the most fascinating areas of mathematics, with both recreational and practical uses. What's more, it's relatively easy -- you can use it without ... Read full review


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