Game Theory


Game Theory

Description

Games are everywhere: Drivers maneuvering in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. This Very Short Introduction offers a succinct tour of the fascinating world of game theory, a groundbreaking field that analyzes how to play games in a rational way. Ken Binmore, a renowned game theorist, explains the theory in a way that is both entertaining and non-mathematical yet also deeply insightful, revealing how game theory can shed light on everything from social gatherings, to ethical decision-making, to successful card-playing strategies, to calculating the sex ratio among bees.

With mini biographies of many fascinating, and occasionally eccentric, founders of the subject--including John Nash, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind--this book offers a concise overview of a cutting-edge field that has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science.


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Details

Author(s)
Jesse Einstein, Ken Binmore
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
133 x 165 x 13mm | 77g
Publication date
26 Jul 2016
Publisher
Audible Studios on Brilliance
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1511319313
ISBN13
9781511319317
Bestsellers rank
2,788,723