Game Theory

A Multi-Leveled Approach
Author: Hans Peters
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662469502
Category: Mathematics
Page: 494
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This textbook presents the basics of game theory both on an undergraduate level and on a more advanced mathematical level. It is the second, revised version of the successful 2008 edition. The book covers most topics of interest in game theory, including cooperative game theory. Part I presents introductions to all these topics on a basic yet formally precise level. It includes chapters on repeated games, social choice theory, and selected topics such as bargaining theory, exchange economies, and matching. Part II goes deeper into noncooperative theory and treats the theory of zerosum games, refinements of Nash equilibrium in strategic as well as extensive form games, and evolutionary games. Part III covers basic concepts in the theory of transferable utility games, such as core and balancedness, Shapley value and variations, and nucleolus. Some mathematical tools on duality and convexity are collected in Part IV. Every chapter in the book contains a problem section. Hints, answers and solutions are included.

Mathematische Statistik


Author: Bartel L. van der Waerden
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642649742
Category: Mathematics
Page: 360
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Mathematik und Technologie


Author: Christiane Rousseau,Yvan Saint-Aubin
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642300928
Category: Mathematics
Page: 609
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Zusammen mit der Abstraktion ist die Mathematik das entscheidende Werkzeug für technologische Innovationen. Das Buch bietet eine Einführung in zahlreiche Anwendungen der Mathematik auf dem Gebiet der Technologie. Meist werden moderne Anwendungen dargestellt, die heute zum Alltag gehören. Die mathematischen Grundlagen für technologische Anwendungen sind dabei relativ elementar, was die Leistungsstärke der mathematischen Modellbildung und der mathematischen Hilfsmittel beweist. Mit zahlreichen originellen Übungen am Ende eines jeden Kapitels.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 3958452841
Category: Computers
Page: 680
View: 1953
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Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Advances in Dynamic Games

Applications to Economics, Management Science, Engineering, and Environmental Management
Author: Alain Haurie,Shigeo Muto,Leon A. Petrosjan,T. E. S. Raghavan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0817645012
Category: Mathematics
Page: 420
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This book, an outgrowth of the 10th International Symposium on Dynamic Games, presents current developments of the theory of dynamic games and its applications. The text uses dynamic game models to approach and solve problems pertaining to pursuit-evasion, marketing, finance, climate and environmental economics, resource exploitation, as well as auditing and tax evasions. It includes chapters on cooperative games, which are increasingly drawing dynamic approaches to their classical solutions.

Operations Research

Einführung
Author: Frederick S. Hillier,Gerald J. Liebermann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486792083
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 868
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Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Operations Research? Überblick über die Modellierungsgrundsätze des Operations Research. Einführung in die lineare Programmierung. Die Lösung linearer Programmierungsprobleme: Das Simplexverfahren. Stochastische Prozesse. Warteschlangentheorie. Lagerhaltungstheorie. Prognoseverfahren. Markov-Entscheidungsprozesse. Reliabilität. Entscheidungstheorie. Die Theorie des Simplexverfahrens Qualitätstheorie und Sensitivitätsanalyse Spezialfälle linearer Programmierungsprobleme. Die Formulierung linearer Programmierungsmodelle und Goal-Programmierung. Weitere Algorithmen der linearen Programmierung. Netzwerkanalyse einschließlich PERT-CPM. Dynamische Optimierung. Spieltheorie. Ganzzahlige Programmierung. Nichtlineare Programmierung Simulation. Anhang. Lösungen für ausgewählte Übungsaufgaben.

Economic Analysis of Information and Contracts

Essays in Honor of John E. Butterworth
Author: Gerald A. Feltham,Amin H. Amershi,William T. Ziemba
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400926677
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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The three coeditors knew John Butterworth for many years and had worked closely with him on a number of research projects. We respected him as a valuable colleague and friend. We were greatly saddened by his untimely death. This book is an attempt to remember him. We dedicate the volume to John with thanks for the contributions he made to our research, to the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia, and to the accounting profession. This volume contains twelve invited papers on the general topic of the economic theory of information and contracts. We asked leading scholars who had known John to contribute papers. The response was very gratifying. The authors provided us with new strong research papers that should make a lasting contribution to the accounting and information economics research literature, and make us all proud to have put this volume together. The research papers in the volume are in three sections: information evaluation in multi person conte)l:ts; contracting in agencies under moral hazard; and contracting in agencies with private information. We begin part I with Jerry Feltham's review of John Butterworth's pioneering contributions to the accounting and information economics literature. This is followed by an introduction to the papers in the volume and the papers themselves.

Gamification in Education and Business


Author: Torsten Reiners,Lincoln C. Wood
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319102087
Category: Mathematics
Page: 710
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This book is dedicated to applied gamification in the areas of education and business, while also covering pitfalls to avoid and guidelines needed to successfully implement for a project. Using different theoretical backgrounds from various areas including behavioral economics, game theory, and complex adaptive systems, the contributors aim to help readers avoid common problems and difficulties that they could face with poor implementation. The book’s contributors are scholars and academics from the many areas where the key theory of gamification typically comes from. Ultimately, the book’s goal is to help bring together the theories from these different disciplines to the field of practice in education and business. The book is divided into four parts: Theory, Education, Business, and Use Cases. Part I provides a foundation on the theory of gamification and offers insight into some of the outstanding questions that have yet to be addressed. In Part II, the application and value that gamification can bring within the education sector is examined. The book then changes focus in Part III to spotlight the use of gamification within business environments. The topics also cover educational aspects like improved learning outcomes, motivation, and learning retention at the workplace. Finally Part IV concentrates on the applications and use of gamification through a series of case studies and key elements that are used in real situations to drive real results.

Einführung in die moderne Zeitreihenanalyse


Author: Gebhard Kirchgässner,Jürgen Wolters
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 9783800632688
Category: Econometrics
Page: 244
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Volkswirtschaftslehre

das internationale Standardwerk der Makro- und Mikroökonomie
Author: Paul Anthony Samuelson,William D. Nordhaus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868800890
Category:
Page: 1046
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Pervasive Collaborative Networks

IFIP TC 5 WG 5.5 Ninth Working Conference on VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, September 8-10, 2008, Poznan, Poland
Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos,Willy Picard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387848363
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 639
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COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS Becoming a pervasive paradigm In recent years the area of collaborative networks is being consolidated as a new discipline (Camarinha-Matos, Afsarmanesh, 2005) that encompasses and gives more structured support to a large diversity of collaboration forms. In terms of applications, besides the “traditional” sectors represented by the advanced supply chains, virtual enterprises, virtual organizations, virtual teams, and their breading environments, new forms of collaborative structures are emerging in all sectors of the society. Examples can be found in e-government, intelligent transportation systems, collaborative virtual laboratories, agribusiness, elderly care, silver economy, etc. In some cases those developments tend to adopt a terminology that is specific of that domain; often the involved actors in a given domain are not fully aware of the developments in the mainstream research on collaborative networks. For instance, the grid community adopted the term “virtual organization” but focused mainly on the resource sharing perspective, ignoring most of the other aspects involved in collaboration. The European enterprise interoperability community, which was initially focused on the intra-enterprise aspects, is moving towards inter-enterprise collaboration. Collaborative networks are thus becoming a pervasive paradigm giving basis to new socio-organizational structures.

Evolutionstheorie und dynamische Systeme

mathematische Aspekte der Selektion
Author: Josef Hofbauer,Karl Sigmund
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783489618348
Category: Biomathematics
Page: 213
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Economic Models and Algorithms for Distributed Systems


Author: Dirk Neumann,Mark Baker,Jörn Altmann,Omer F. Rana
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764388994
Category: Computers
Page: 270
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Distributed computing paradigms for sharing resources such as Clouds, Grids, Peer-to-Peer systems, or voluntary computing are becoming increasingly popular. While there are some success stories such as PlanetLab, OneLab, BOINC, BitTorrent, and [email protected], a widespread use of these technologies for business applications has not yet been achieved. In a business environment, mechanisms are needed to provide incentives to potential users for participating in such networks. These mechanisms may range from simple non-monetary access rights, monetary payments to specific policies for sharing. Although a few models for a framework have been discussed (in the general area of a "Grid Economy"), none of these models has yet been realised in practice. This book attempts to fill this gap by discussing the reasons for such limited take-up and exploring incentive mechanisms for resource sharing in distributed systems. The purpose of this book is to identify research challenges in successfully using and deploying resource sharing strategies in open-source and commercial distributed systems.

Spieltheorie


Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150185902
Category:
Page: 272
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Introductory Operations Research

Theory and Applications
Author: Harvir Singh Kasana,Krishna Dev Kumar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540401384
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 581
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This introductory text provides undergraduate and graduate students with a concise and practical introduction to the primary concepts and techniques of optimization. Practicing engineers and managers will also find useful its concentration on problems and examples relevant to them. With a strong emphasis on basic concepts and techniques throughout, the book explains the theory behind each technique as simply as possible, along with illustrations and worked examples. It gives a balanced treatment of both the linear and nonlinear programming, plus search techniques, geometric programming, and game theory. Some typical problems varying in difficulty level are solved so readers can appreciate intricacies of the underlying concepts useful for practical problem solving. Suitable for individual or group learning, the book also includes numerous end-of-chapter problems for study and review.

Spieltheorie für Einsteiger

strategisches Know-how für Gewinner
Author: Avinash K. Dixit,Barry J. Nalebuff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791012391
Category:
Page: 371
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The Bulletin of Mathematics Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce and Trading Agent Design and Analysis

AAMAS Workshop, AMEC 2008, Estoril, Portugal, May 12-16, 2008, and AAAI Workshop, TADA 2008, Chicago, IL, USA, July 14, 208, Revised, Selected Papers
Author: Wolfgang Ketter,Han La Poutré,Norman M. Sadeh,Onn Shehory,William Walsh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642152368
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 191
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This volume contains 13 thoroughly refereed and revised papers detailing recent advances in research on trading agents, negotiating agents, dynamic pricing, and auctions. They were originally presented at the 10th International Workshop on Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce (AMEC 2008) collocated with AAMAS 2008 in Estoril, Portugal, or the 6th Workshop on Trading Agent Design and Analysis (TADA 2008) collocated with AAAI 2008 in Chicago, IL, USA. The papers originating from AMEC 2008 address agent modeling and multi-agent problems in the context of e-negotiations and e-commerce. The TADA papers stem from the effort to design scenarios where trading agents and market designers can be pitched against each other in applications from supply chain management and procurement. They are all characterized by interdisciplinary research combining fields such as artificial intelligence, distributed systems, game theory, and economics.