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Game theory : concepts and applications

Author: Frank C Zagare
Publisher: Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1984.
Series: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, no. 07-041.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Professor Zagare provides methods for analysing the structure of the game; considers zero and nonzero-sum games and the fundamental 'minimax theorem'; and investigates games with more than two players, including the possibility of coalitions between players.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zagare, Frank C.
Game theory.
Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, ©1984
(OCoLC)654723236
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank C Zagare
ISBN: 0803920504 9780803920507
OCLC Number: 11101599
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Representing games: extensive and normal forms --
Primitive concepts --
The extensive or game tree form of representation --
The normal or matrix form of representation --
Representing games: the 1967 Middle East crisis --
Concluding comments --
2. Zero-sum games: conflict at the extreme --
Introduction --
Zero-sum games with a saddlepoint --
Zero-sum games without a saddlepoint --
Some problems with mixed strategies --
Concluding comments --
3. Nonzero-sum games: the rest of the continuum --
Introduction --
A comparison of zero-sum and nonzero-sum games --
An economic policy game --
A watergate game --
A biblical game --
Prisoners' dilemma and the problem of inefficient equilibria --
Paradox lost? --
Concluding comments --
4. N-person games --
Introduction --
A three-person game: the Geneva Conference of 1954 --
The characteristic function form of representation --
The core --
The von Neumann-Morgenstern V-solution --
The theory of minimal winning coalitions --
The shapley value and the power index --
Concluding comments.
Series Title: Quantitative applications in the social sciences, no. 07-041.
Responsibility: Frank C. Zagare.
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Professor Zagare provides methods for analysing the structure of the game; considers zero and nonzero-sum games and the fundamental 'minimax theorem'; and investigates games with more than two players, including the possibility of coalitions between players.

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