An Introduction to Game-Theoretic Modelling

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ISBN-13: 978-0201554397
ISBN-10: 0201554399
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Mesterton-Gibbons' book deals with mathematical modelling, not by an abstract discussion of how modelling should be done, but rather by presenting many concrete examples ... The mathematics described [in the book] is fascinating and well worth studying ... The examples are great, and the author has clearly put enormous effort into building this collection ... a perfect source of problems for a Moore method course ... a valuable contribution to the literature ... Everyone interested in game theory or mathematical modelling should take a look at it.
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  • Hardcover: 237 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley Pub Co (December 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201554399
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201554397
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,298,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
look no further than Prof. Mesterton-Gibbons text. Although there are several classic texts in game theory, most proceed as typical mathematical works do: definition, definition, theorem, theorem, etc. This deductive path is great for rigor, but often a "feel" for the subject is lacking. The author's goal here is to proceed inductively, starting from examples and buliding up to the general principles. You'll finally understand, for example, what Nash equilibria in noncooperative games or the core of cooperative games really represents, and you'll be offered plenty of examples to demonstrate the concepts.
Kudos to Prof. Mesterton-Gibbons for writing a great text that really gets the reader thinking in a game-theoretic way!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Whittelsey on December 12, 2013
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I took Dr. Mesterton-Gibbons's course at FSU for which this book was class text book (as is always the way with professors who are teaching a subject for which they have written on). Dr. M-G is very very smart (PhD. from Oxford) and as a result he assumes the reader can make certian logical jumps for which are not as apparent for the novice mathematician. This book is great but may require a bit more than a B.S. in mathematics to fully understand wihtout the aid of outside info. That being said, great book, great subject
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