The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory

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Gain some insight into the game of life...

Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes down-to-earth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory, Dr. ...

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Overview

Gain some insight into the game of life...

Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes down-to-earth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory, Dr. Edward C. Rosenthal makes it easy to understand game theory with insights into:

• The history of the discipline made popular by John Nash, the mathematician dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind

• The role of social behavior and psychology in this amazing discipline

• How important game theory has become in our society and why

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615640553
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 464,467
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward C. Rosenthal, Ph.D., is an award winning professor in the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University. His work has been published in such journals as International Journal of Game Theory, Journal of Public Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Games and Economic Behavior, The Energy Journal, Theory and Decision, Social Networks, and Decision Sciences.
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