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The Game's Afoot! Game Theory in Myth and Paradox (Student Mathematical Library, #5)

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This AMS edition is a translation tailored for the English-speaking reader. It offers an intriguing look at myths and paradoxes through the lens of game theory, bringing the mathematics into sharper focus at the same time. This book is for those who wish to consider game theory from a perspective that embraces science, literature, and real-life conflict.
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by American Mathematical Society (first published April 6th 2000)
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Star Shining Forever
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Game they enthusiasts
Shelves: for-college
This book is also required for the Thomas Edison State College course "Games People Play." I have to say that the other required Bohol, "Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction" by Morton Davis, was much better at explaining the concepts. This book was too mathematical. The examples aren't very well explained. It is more for someone who is into game theory.
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Dec 27, 2010 rated it liked it
A popular introduction to game theory, as good as William Poundstone's Prisoner's Dilemma, written in the spirit of Martin Gardner and Raymond Smullyan. The author is Austrian, and one of his examples deals with the Kakanian (novelist Robert Musil's nickname of the kaiserlich und königlich Dual Monarchy) secret service.
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