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Game Theory : a Very Short Introduction.

Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 2007.
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Games are played everywhere: from economics and online auctions to social interactions, and game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way, and how to maximize their outcomes. This VSI reveals, without mathematical equations, the insights the theory can bring to everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees. - ;Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Binmore
ISBN: 9780191551178 0191551171 1281149772 9781281149770
OCLC Number: 437093583
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents: Contents; List of illustrations; 1 The name of the game; 2 Chance; 3 Time; 4 Conventions; 5 Reciprocity; 6 Information; 7 Auctions; 8 Evolutionary biology; 9 Bargaining and coalitions; 10 Puzzles and paradoxes; References and further reading; Index.

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Games are played everywhere: from economics and online auctions to social interactions, and game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way, and how to maximize their outcomes. This VSI reveals, without mathematical equations, the insights the theory can bring to everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees. - ;Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an.

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