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Playing for real : a text on game theory

Author: K G Binmore
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"Game theory makes sense of a wide variety of human interactions, as Ken Binmore demonstrates in Playing for Real with a range of examples and applications. This new book is a replacement for Binmore's previous game theory textbook, Fun and Games. It is a lighthearted introduction to game theory suitable for advanced undergraduate students or beginning graduate students. It aims to answer three questions: What is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K G Binmore
ISBN: 0195300572 9780195300574
OCLC Number: 61362255
Description: ix, 639 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Getting locked in --
Backing up --
Taking chances --
Accounting for tastes --
Planning ahead --
Mixing things up --
Fighting it out --
Keeping your balance --
Buying cheap --
Selling dear --
Repeating yourself --
Getting the message --
Keeping up to date --
Seeking refinement --
Knowing what to believe --
Getting together --
Cutting a deal --
Teaming up --
Just playing? --
Taking charge --
Going, going, gone!
Responsibility: Ken Binmore.
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This book is a light-hearted introduction to game theory suitable for advanced undergraduate students or beginning graduate students. It aims to answer three questions. What is game theory? How is  Read more...

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"Let me get right to the point and say that it is excellent ... Other texts seem dry and rather tedious by comparison; Binmore's prose has a distinctive voice that makes for interesting reading. ... Read more...

 
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