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Evolution and the Theory of Games

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By applying game theory to the problems of population biology, the author has succeeded in inventing new and interesting ways of looking at populations and has developed a theory leading to testable predictions.
Paperback, 234 pages
Published October 21st 1982 by Cambridge University Press
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Stephen
This is a founding work of evolutionary game theory. It
introduces the evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) --
namely, the game-theoretic strategy which, if played,
cannot be invaded by any rival strategy. Maynard Smith
used this to answer lots of questions in a very
mathematically tidy way -- among the most interesting
questions being, "Why are there approximately as many men
as women?" If the game-theoretic payoff is defined as the
expected number of grandchildren, then half-and-half is
uninv
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gonna read it for presenting that leaflet for the "special topics in physics"...
all the ideas and concepts of it seem confusing and intresting...:)
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