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Game Theory by Mark L. Burkey

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Preface

In this book we are going to learn the fundamentals of game theory: the science of strategic interaction. We’re going to try to walk a fine line in this book between rigor and interesting applications. A completely rigorous treatment of game theory would require many thousands of pages, a lot of advanced mathematics, and years of difficult study. On the other hand, one could write a book that is only driven by interesting storytelling, without laying a firm foundation of understanding.

In this book I will familiarize the reader with much of the logic and terminology of Game Theory, but will avoid focusing on overly complicated formal definitions. Thus, sometimes I will use terms in a “looser” fashion than one would do in a formal, university ...

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