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Game Theory in Action
Author: Stephen Schecter

ISBN: 9780691167657
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23 January 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.8
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Game Theory in Action is an undergraduate textbook about using game theory across a range of real-life scenarios. From traffic accidents to the sex lives of lizards, Stephen Schecter and Herbert Gintis show students how game theory can be applied in diverse areas including animal behavior, political science, and economics.

The book's examples and problems look at such fascinating topics as crime control strategies, climate change negotiations, and the power of the Oracle at Delphi. The text includes a substantial treatment of evolutionary game theory, where strategies are not chosen through rational analysis, but emerge by virtue of being successful. This is the side of game theory that is most relevant to biology; it also helps to understand how human societies evolve.

The text is aimed at students who have studied basic calculus and some differential equations. For such students,Game Theory in Action is the perfect way to learn the concepts and practical tools of game theory.
Undergraduate textbook aimed at students who have studied calculus and some differ...

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