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Named Person: | John F Nash, Jr.; John F Nash, Jr. |
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Material Type: | Biography |

Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Harold W Kuhn; Sylvia Nasar |

ISBN: | 9780691096100 0691096104 |

OCLC Number: | 77012560 |

Notes: | Originally published: 2002. |

Description: | xxv, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm |

Contents: | Preface / Harold W Kuhn -- Introduction / Sylvia Nasar -- Press 1: Release-The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences -- 2: Autobiography -- Photo essay -- Editors introduction to chapter 3 -- 3: Game of Hex / John Milnor -- Editor's introduction to chapter 4 -- 4: Bargaining problem -- Editor's Introduction to Chapters 5, 6, and 7 -- 5: Equilibrium points in n-person games -- 6: Non-cooperative games facsimile of Ph D thesis -- 7: Non-cooperative games -- 8: Two-person cooperative games -- Editor's introduction to chapter 9 -- 9: Parallel control -- 10: Real algebraic manifolds -- 11: Imbedding problem for Riemannian Manifolds -- Author's note to "The Imbedding Problem for Riemonnian Manifolds -- 12: Continuity of solutions of Parabolic and Elliptic Equations -- Afterword -- Sources. |

Other Titles: | John Nash |

Responsibility: | edited by Harold W. Kuhn and Sylvia Nasar. |

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"If you want to see a sugary Hollywood depiction of John Nash's life, go to the cinema. Afterwards, if you are curious about his insights, pick up a new book that explains his work and reprints his most famous papers. It is just as amazing as his personal story."--Chris Giles, Financial Times "One of the most beautifully designed economics books I have ever seen and at a low price... Why are we so intrigued by the story of John Nash? We are curious to understand a person who proves theorems we are unable to fathom. We imagine the voices from another world he has heard. We ask where he was for 30 years during which he walked among us but wasn't here. We are frightened and we are attracted by this combination of 'crazy' and 'genius', an invitation for visiting the edge of our own minds."--Ariel Rubinstein, The Times Higher Education Supplement "Any mathematician who read A Beautiful Mind ... had to be looking for the appendices--the ones explaining what Nash actually did to earn his formidable reputation within the mathematical community. Well, here they are, in a beautifully produced volume... Kuhn, Nasar, and the other contributors have performed a most welcome service by collaborating to bring together the pieces missing from A Beautiful Mind... The mathematical community is eternally in their debt."--SIAM News "The book is written in a pleasant and informal style, addressed to a large audience."--P.T. Moranu, Mathematica Read more...

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