Chapter 3

Network Games

Abstract

Network games cover strategic reasoning in networks. Game theory is the basic mathematical tool used to formalize reasoning in networks. We review game theory in this chapter. Using game theory for analysis and design of wireless and wired networks has become one of the most important topics in communication networks. Basics in competition for bandwidth resources to cooperation among nodes of a communication group. Reasoning to form coalitions can reduce interference in dense deployment of home wireless networks. Game theory applications improve communication network efficiencies. Game theory is used for finding security measures in airports by reasoning about police versus bad guy choices. Exercises invite ...

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