Book description
Gain some insight into the game of life...
Game Theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. With the help of mathematical models, it is possible to anticipate the actions of others in nearly all life's enterprises. This book includes downtoearth examples and solutions, as well as charts and illustrations designed to help teach the concept. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Game Theory, Dr. Edward C. Rosenthal makes it easy to understand game theory with insights into:
? The history of the disciple made popular by John Nash, the mathematician dramatized in the film A Beautiful Mind
? The role of social behavior and psychology in this amazing discipline
? How important game theory has become in our society and why
Table of contents
 Cover
 Title Page
 Copyright Page
 Dedication
 Contents
 Introduction

Part 1: The Basics
 1 What Exactly Is Game Theory?
 2 Playing the Percentages
 3 Zero Sum Games
 4 Nonzero Sum Games
 5 More Nonzero Sum Games
 Part 2: How Information Affects Games
 Part 3: Getting Ahead by Working Together
 Part 4: Individual Values vs. the Group
 Part 5: Behavior in Games
 Appendixes
Product information
 Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Game Theory
 Author(s):
 Release date: March 2011
 Publisher(s): Alpha
 ISBN: 9781101478844
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