This introduction to game theory is written from a mathematical perspective. Its primary purpose is to be a first course for under- HEMATICS graduate students of mathematics, but it also contains material which will be of interest to advanced students or researchers in biology and economics. The outstanding feature of the book is that it provides a unified account of three types of decision problem : Situations involving a single decision-maker : in which a sequence of choices is to be made in a game against nature. This introduces the basic ideas of optimality and decision processes. Classical game theory : in which the interactions of two or more decision-makers are considered. This leads to the concept of the Nash equilibrium. Evolutionary game theory : in which the changing structure of a population of interacting decision-makers is considered. This leads to the ideas of evolutionarily stable strategies and replicator dynamics. An understanding of basic calculus and probability is assumed, but no prior knowledge of game theory is required. Detailed solutions are provided for the numerous exercises. The Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series (SUMS) is designed for undergraduates in the mathematical sciences. From core foundational material to final year topics, SUMS books take a fresh and modern approach and are ideal for self-study or for a one- or two-semester course. Each book includes numerous examples, problems and fully worked solutions.
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|AUTEUR||James N. Webb|
|FICHIER||Game Theory - Decisions, Interaction and Evolution.pdf|
5 Jan 2017 ... Decision points for the first player in an “envelope game” are ... and preferential interaction mechanisms play out in “the envelope game,” a ... group at MIT, more often uses game theory to explain evolutionary dynamics such ... the decision makers, to study human behavior in strategic and economic ... Traditional game theory typically analyzes an interaction between two players and ...
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