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# Evolution and the Theory of Games

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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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 ...more

Nov 10, 2008
Shahab
marked it as to-read

gonna read it for presenting that leaflet for the "special topics in physics"...

all the ideas and concepts of it seem confusing and intresting...:)

all the ideas and concepts of it seem confusing and intresting...:)

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