# Games and decisions : introduction and critical survey

Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Dover Publications, 1989Description: xix, 509 pages : illustrationsISBN: 9780486659435; 0486659437 Subject(s): Game theoryDDC classification: 519.3Item type | Current library | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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519.3 BEL Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering | 519.3 BOY Convex optimization | 519.3 DAV Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction | 519.3 LUC Games and decisions : introduction and critical survey | 519.3 NOC Numerical optimization | 519.3 PAP Combinatorial optimization : algorithms and complexity | 519.3 WIL Introduction to game theory : |

Bibliography & index

General Introduction to the Theory of Games --

Utility Theory --

Extensive and Normal Forms --

Two-Person Zero-Sum Games --

Two-Person Non-Zero-Sum Non-Cooperative Games --

Two-Person Cooperative Games --

Theories of n-Person Games in Normal Form --

Characteristic Functions --

Solutions --

psi-Stability --

Reasonable Outcomes and Value --

Applications of n-Person Theory --

Individual Decision Making under Uncertainty --

Group Decision Making --

Appendices : 1. A Probabilistic Theory of Utility --

2. The Minimax Theorem --

3. First Geometrical Interpretation of a Two-Person Zero-Sum Game --

4. Second Geometrical Interpretation of a Two-Person Zero-Sum Game --

5. Linear Programing and Two-Person Zero-Sum Games --

6. Solving Two-Person Zero-Sum Games --

7. Games with Infinite Pure Strategy Sets --

8. Sequential Compounding of Two-Person Games.

Superb non-technical introduction to game theory, primarily applied to social sciences. Clear, comprehensive coverage of utility theory, 2-person zero-sum games, 2-person non-zero-sum games, n-person games, individual and group decision-making, more. Bibliography

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