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Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook Kindle Edition

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Length: 275 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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People often ask me to recommend a book that gives an introduction to game theory. Up until now I strangely did not have a proper answer....But today I am thrilled to say there is finally a great game theory introduction that I can recommend. The e-book is called: Game Theory 101: The Complete Textbook. --Presh Talwalkar, Mind Your Decisions

About the Author

William Spaniel is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Rochester, creator of the popular YouTube series Game Theory 101, and founder of gametheory101.com. You can email him at williamspaniel@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @gametheory101.

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  • File Size: 3552 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005L7ANWC
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William Spaniel holds a PhD in political science at the University of Rochester, is the creator of the popular YouTube series Game Theory 101, and is the founder of gametheory101.com. You can email him at williamspaniel@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @gametheory101.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mark Saks on April 30, 2012
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Very nice work. Thanks so much to the author for his efforts. I bought the $3.99 ($1 price increase) version. [The author responds to comments on his blog. He told me the proice went up to $3.99 when he added the third chapter. Good for those with the $2.99 version to know.] Still a bargain. What is nice is that once I bought it, Amazon has an app that let's me download it again (for free) to my iPod Touch. Perfect level for short seminar that I may give soon to retired folks as a supplement.

I gave it a high rating because it is an excellent job for what it is. It is not intended as a mathematical treatise on the subject. You will still want to read it with pencil and paper at hand as you would with any technical subject matter.
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38 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 22, 2011
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I totally disagree with the one star review previously posted. I'm not a rocket scientist. I need books like this to spell things out for me. This book delivered the information that I needed in way that I could understand. Too bad other people think that a wikipedia article could replace a book this packed with information. I really hate when people give one star reviews on books that don't deserve it because they think they could have done a better job. Take the time to read the description. You will get exactly what the author has described.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Igor on March 6, 2012
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Simple and direct to the point. A good introduction text for a good price to who have some little time to learn a new topic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kim on April 28, 2013
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My professor of game theory was really outstanding, But, He is little bit presumptuous in that he frequently used log functions to get the best response, which I would never know where it comes from. However, with this book, I can figure out how to get the best response in the pay-off matrix unlike other peers in my class. The only thing I can say is that I was batter off with this book. Although the result of the midterm exam didn't come out, but, given the time I had been doing Facebook, or reading Harvard Business Review(Odd Habit?) instead of focusing on the class, It's certain I performed well, because I solved all questions . Anyway, I wanna desperately recommend this book for someone like me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Loopulk on June 2, 2013
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This textbook is helping me learn Game Theory in a way that is efficient and fun. The simple "read the textbook sub chapter, then watch the video" formula allows me to understand the material in the textbook at my own passe, then review it in a fun, easy to understand environment whilst using more of my senses so it lasts longer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Favaz on June 27, 2012
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Game theory for beginners explained really well, every step is articulated in a very clear way that you can't miss one.
There is no hard math so it's really easy to understand.
If you are choosing for a game theory book and you don't know where to start, this book is your pick
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris Clare on May 21, 2012
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I never pretended to understand economics beyond supply and demand in school, but I've always thought game theory was interested. I bought this text hoping to teach myself a little bit more about how economics is present in all areas of work and play.

I don't learn very well on my own, but after reading through Game Theory 101 several times I feel much more confident in my understanding of strategy. Now when I think about decisions in life I find myself making a Matrix diagram to determine my best decision (yes, I am that nerdy)

It's a thorough resource for beginners, and it's fun to read through all of the examples provided (there are a lot of them!) to get a feel for the concepts. The concepts explained in the book aren't instinctively easy to grasp, but through the use of diagrams and several examples even the most complex problem becomes simple.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Molly A Blankenship on May 28, 2013
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Ordered this product for my son and he really enjoys it. He would order other items by William Spaniel in the future.
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