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The History Of Game Theory, Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 1945
 

The History Of Game Theory, Volume 1: From the Beginnings to 1945 (Hardback)

By Dimand, Mary-Ann
By Dimand, Robert W.

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Game theory - the formal modelling of conflict and co-operation - first emerged as a recognized field with a publication of John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern's Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour in 1944. Since then, game-theoretic thinking about choice of strategies and ...the interdependence of people's actions has influenced all the social sciences. However, little is known about the history of the theory of strategic games prior to this publication. In this volume, the history of strategic games - from its origins up to 1945 - is traced through the work of: 19th-century economists such as Cournot and Edgeworth; voting theorists - including Lewis Carroll; conflict theorists - Richardson and Lanchester; probabilists such as Bertrand, Borel and Ville; later economists - notably Stackelberg and Zeuthen. This account of the history of game theory concludes with an historical perspective on the achievement of von Neumann and Morgenstern, and an appraisal of the reception of their book.
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ISBN 9780415072571
Released NZ 8 Aug 1996
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Studies in the History of Economics (part: No.8)
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ISBN-13 9780415072571
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Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Imprint Routledge
Released 8 Aug 1996
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Dimand, Mary-Ann
By Dimand, Robert W.
Series Routledge Studies in the History of Economics (part: No.8)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Economics
Economic Theory & Philosophy
Game Theory
History Of Science
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 330.015193
Weight 430g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Game theory - History, Game theory
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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