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Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy

by Roger A McCain

The objective of the third edition of Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy is to introduce the ideas of game theory in a way that is approachable, intuitive, and interdisciplinary....


Introduction to Minimax

by V. F. Dem’yanov, V. N. Malozemov & D. Louvish

Geared toward students of mathematical programming, this user-friendly text offers a thorough introduction to the part of optimization theory that lies between approximation theory and mathematical programming....


Games and Decisions: Introduction and Critical Survey

by R. Duncan Luce & Howard Raiffa

Superb non-technical introduction to game theory, primarily applied to social sciences. Clear, comprehensive coverage of utility theory, 2-person zero-sum games, 2-person non-zero-sum games, n-person games,...


The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion: Theory and Practice

by LEONARD C MACLEAN, EDWARD O THORP & William T Ziemba

This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period...


Bargaining in the Shadow of the Market: Selected Papers on Bilateral and Multilateral Bargaining

by Kalyan Chatterjee

Bargaining in the Shadow of the Market — Selected Papers on Bilateral and Multilateral Bargaining consists of selected research in bargaining carried out by Kalyan Chatterjee by himself and with various co-authors....


Bridges Over Water: Understanding Transboundary Water Conflict, Negotiation and Cooperation

by Ariel Dinar, Shlomi Dinar, Stephen McCaffrey & Daene McKinney

Bridges over Water places the study of transboundary water conflicts, negotiation, and cooperation in the context of various disciplines, such as international relations, international law, international negotiations,...


Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction to the Analysis of Strategy

by Roger A McCain

This book serves as an introduction to game theory for students with no prior game theory knowledge, or with limited background in economics and mathematics. It is specifically designed to provide an intuitive...


Introduction to the Theory of Games

by J. C. C. McKinsey

This comprehensive overview of the mathematical theory of games illustrates applications to situations involving conflicts of interest, including economic, social, political, and military contexts. Advanced...


Differential Games

by Avner Friedman

Graduate-level text surveys games of fixed duration, games of pursuit and evasion, the computation of saddle points, games of survival, games with restricted phase coordinates, and N-person games. 1971 edition....


Differential Geometry

by William C. Graustein

This first course in differential geometry presents the fundamentals of the metric differential geometry of curves and surfaces in a Euclidean space of 3 dimensions, using vector notation and technique. Nearly...


Game, Set and Math: Enigmas and Conundrums

by Ian Stewart

Twelve essays take a playful approach to mathematics, investigating the topology of a blanket, the odds of beating a superior tennis player, and how to distinguish between fact and fallacy.


The Mathematics of Games of Strategy

by Melvin Dresher

This text offers an exceptionally clear presentation of the mathematical theory of games of strategy and its applications to many fields including economics, military, business, and operations research.


Differential Topology: An Introduction

by David B. Gauld

This text covers topological spaces and properties, some advanced calculus, differentiable manifolds, orientability, submanifolds and an embedding theorem, tangent spaces, vector fields and integral curves,...


The Gentle Art of Mathematics

by Dan Pedoe

Mathematical games, probability, the question of infinity, topology, how the laws of algebra work, problems of irrational numbers, and more. 42 figures.


N-Person Game Theory: Concepts and Applications

by Anatol Rapoport

Sequel to Two-Person Game Theory introduces necessary mathematical notation (mainly set theory), presents basic concepts and models, and provides applications to social situations.


Game Theory and Politics

by Steven J. Brams

Many illuminating and instructive examples of the applications of game theoretic models to problems in political science appear in this volume, which requires minimal mathematical background. 1975 edition. 24...


The Compleat Strategyst: Being a Primer on the Theory of Games of Strategy

by J. D. Williams

Only a basic understanding of arithmetic is needed to grasp these strategy games with two or more sets of inimical interests and a limitless array of zero-sum payoffs.


Differential Games: A Mathematical Theory with Applications to Warfare and Pursuit, Control and Optimization

by Rufus Isaacs

Definitive work draws on game theory, calculus of variations, and control theory to solve an array of problems: military, pursuit and evasion, athletic contests, many more. Detailed examples, formal calculations....


Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction

by Morton D. Davis

This fascinating, newly revised edition offers an overview of game theory, plus lucid coverage of two-person zero-sum game with equilibrium points; general, two-person zero-sum game; utility theory; and other...


Business Gamification For Dummies

by Kris Duggan & Kate Shoup

The easy way to grasp and use gamification concepts in business

Gamification is a modern business strategy that leverages principles from games to influence favorable customer behavior on the web in order to...