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Game Theory

A Classical Introduction, Mathematical Games, and the Tournament

Andrew McEachern

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Morgan & Claypool Publishers
30 June 2017
This book is a formalization of collected notes from an introductory game theory course taught at Queen's University. The course introduced traditional game theory and its formal analysis, but also moved to more modern approaches to game theory, providing a broad introduction to the current state of the discipline. Classical games, like the Prisoner's Dilemma and the Lady and the Tiger, are joined by a procedure for transforming mathematical games into card games. Included is an introduction and brief investigation into mathematical games, including combinatorial games such as Nim. The text examines techniques for creating tournaments, of the sort used in sports, and demonstrates how to obtain tournaments that are as fair as possible with regards to playing on courts. The tournaments are tested as in-class learning events, providing a novel curriculum item. Example tournaments are provided at the end of the book for instructors interested in running a tournament in their own classroom. The book is appropriate as a text or companion text for a one-semester course introducing the theory of games or for students who wish to get a sense of the scope and techniques of the field.
By:   Andrew McEachern
Imprint:   Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 190mm, 
ISBN:   9781681731582
ISBN 10:   1681731584
Series:   Synthesis Lectures on Games and Computational Intelligence
Pages:   117
Publication Date:   30 June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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