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Game Theory Relaunched
by Hardy Hanappi (ed.) - InTech , 2013
New simulation tools and network analysis have made game theory omnipresent these days. This book collects recent research papers in game theory, which come from diverse scientific communities all across the world, and combine many different fields.
Introduction to Game Theory
by Christian Julmi - BookBoon , 2012
This textbook provides an overview of the field of game theory which analyses decision situations that have the character of games. The book is suitable as an introductory reading and is meant to sharpen the reader's strategic thinking abilities.
Games in Verification
by Moshe Y. Vardi - ESSLLI , 2001
Games have shown to provide a useful paradigm for reasoning about reactive systems. This text demonstrates the power of the game-theoretic approach, by showing how it gives rise to a unifying algorithmic framework through the use of tree automata.
Multiagent Systems: Algorithmic, Game-Theoretic, and Logical Foundations
by Yoav Shoham, Kevin Leyton-Brown - Cambridge University Press , 2008
Multiagent systems consist of multiple autonomous entities having different information and diverging interests. This comprehensive introduction to the field offers a computer science perspective, but also draws on ideas from game theory.
Algorithmic Game Theory
by Noam Nisan, at al. - Cambridge University Press , 2007
The subject matter of Algorithmic Game Theory covers many of the hottest area of useful new game theory research, introducing deep new problems, techniques, and perspectives that demand the attention of economists as well as computer scientists.
Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy
by Roger McCain - Drexel University , 2010
Striking an appropriate balance of mathematical and analytical rigor, this book teaches by example. Learners typically relate better to examples from their own fields, and McCain provides illustrations everyone can relate to.
An Introduction to Quantum Game Theory
by J. Orlin Grabbe - arXiv , 2005
This essay gives a self-contained introduction to quantum game theory, and is primarily oriented to economists with little or no acquaintance with quantum mechanics. It assumes little more than a basic knowledge of vector algebra.
More Games of No Chance
by Richard J. Nowakowski - Cambridge University Press , 2002
This book is a state-of-the-art look at combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information. The book contains articles by some of the foremost researchers and pioneers of combinatorial game theory.
Games of No Chance 3
by Michael H. Albert, Richard J. Nowakowski - Cambridge University Press , 2009
This fascinating look at combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information, offers updates on standard games such as Go and Hex, on impartial games, and on aspects of games with infinitesimal values.
The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy
by John D. Williams - RAND Corporation , 2007
When this book was originally published in 1954, game theory was an esoteric and mysterious subject. Its popularity today can be traced at least in part to this book, which popularized the subject for amateurs and professionals throughout the world.
Games of Strategy: Theory and Applications
by Melvin Dresher - RAND Corporation , 1961
This book introduces readers to the basic concepts of game theory and its applications for military, economic, and political problems, as well as its usefulness in decisionmaking in business, operations research, and behavioral science.
Strategy and Conflict: An Introductory Sketch of Game Theory
by Roger A. McCain , 2007
This document may be useful as a means of making the basic ideas a bit more accessible. The author tried to limit these pages to fairly elementary topics and to avoid mathematics other than numerical tables and a very little algebra.
by Thomas S. Ferguson - UCLA , 2008
In this text, the author presents various mathematical models of games and study the phenomena that arise. The book covers impartial combinatorial games, two-person zero-sum games, two-person general-sum games, and games in coalitional form.
Graduate-Level Course in Game Theory
by Jim Ratliff , 1997
Lecture notes from a game-theory course the author taught to students in their second year of the economics PhD program. The material is also helpful to first-year PhD students learning game theory as part of their microeconomic-theory sequence.
Strategic Foundations of General Equilibrium
by Douglas Gale - Cambridge University Press , 2000
This is a book on strategic foundations of the theory of competition. Using insights from game theory, the author develops a model to explain what actually goes on in markets and how a competitive general equilibrium is achieved.
Games, Fixed Points and Mathematical Economics
by Christian-Oliver Ewald , 2007
These are lecture notes for a course in game theory. The text covers general concepts of two person games, Brouwer’s fixed point theorem and Nash’s equilibrium theorem, more general equilibrium theorems, cooperative games and differential games.