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Evolutionary Games and Population Dynamics

Evolutionary Games and Population Dynamics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hofbauer, Josef
By Sigmund, Karl

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Every form of behavior is shaped by trial and error. Such stepwise adaptation can occur through individual learning or through natural selection, the basis of evolution. Since the work of Maynard Smith and others, it has been realized how game theory can model this process. Evolu...tionary game theory replaces the static solutions of classical game theory by a dynamical approach centered not on the concept of rational players but on the population dynamics of behavioral programs. In this book the authors investigate the nonlinear dynamics of the self-regulation of social and economic behavior, and of the closely related interactions among species in ecological communities. Replicator equations describe how successful strategies spread and thereby create new conditions that can alter the basis of their success, i.e., to enable us to understand the strategic and genetic foundations of the endless chronicle of invasions and extinctions that punctuate evolution. In short, evolutionary game theory describes when to escalate a conflict, how to elicit cooperation, why to expect a balance of the sexes, and how to understand natural selection in mathematical terms.
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ISBN 9780521625708
Released NZ 27 Jul 1998
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780521625708
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 27 Jul 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hofbauer, Josef
By Sigmund, Karl
Category Game Theory
Applied Mathematics
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 576.82015193
Weight 630g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Evolution (Biology)--Mathematical models
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly