Cooperative game

A cooperative game is presented when the interests of the players are not in direct opposition to each other, but there is a commonality of interests. Players pursue a common goal, at least for the duration of the game; some of them may tend to associate to improve their pay-off. The guarantee is given by the binding agreements. What is the mathematical representation of a shared interest? The concept of the union of individual interests in a coalition or alliance is expressed by the definition of essential play; while the value of a generic coalition is measured by a function called a characteristic function.

In contrast, in non-cooperative games, also called competitive games, players cannot enter into binding agreements ...

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