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.

iHorizon-Enabled Energy Management for Electrified Vehicles


Author: Clara Marina Martinez,Dongpu Cao
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128150114
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 431
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iHorizon-Enabled Energy Management for Electrified Vehicles proposes a realistic solution that assumes only scarce information is available prior to the start of a journey and that limited computational capability can be allocated for energy management. This type of framework exploits the available resources and closely emulates optimal results that are generated with an offline global optimal algorithm. In addition, the authors consider the present and future of the automotive industry and the move towards increasing levels of automation. Driver vehicle-infrastructure is integrated to address the high level of interdependence of hybrid powertrains and to comply with connected vehicle infrastructure. This book targets upper-division undergraduate students and graduate students interested in control applied to the automotive sector, including electrified powertrains, ADAS features, and vehicle automation. Addresses the level of integration of electrified powertrains Presents the state-of-the-art of electrified vehicle energy control Offers a novel concept able to perform dynamic speed profile and energy demand prediction

Mathematische Statistik


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

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.

Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie

Band 6: Schwerpunkt Neuere Entwicklungen des Konzepts der Rationalität und ihre Anwendungen
Author: Behnke Joachim,Thomas Bräuninger,Susumu Shikano
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531924281
Category: Social Science
Page: 228
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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
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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

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

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.

The Bulletin of Mathematics Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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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.

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.

Operational Research and the Social Sciences


Author: S.A. Cropper,Michael C. Jackson,Paul Keys
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461307899
Category: Psychology
Page: 723
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Twenty five years ago, in 1964, The Operational Research Society's first International Conference (held at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge) took as its theme "Operational Research and the Social Sciences". The Conference sessions were organised around topics such as: Organisations and Control; Social Effects of Policies; Conflict Resolution; The Systems Concept; Models, Decisions and Operational Research. An examination of the published proceedings (J.R.Lawrence ed., 1966, Operational Research and the Social Sciences, Tavistock, London) reveals a distinct contrast between the types of contribution made by the representatives of the two academic communities involved. Nevertheless, the Conference served to break down some barriers, largely of ignorance about the objects, methods and findings of each concern. In the ensuing twenty five years, although debate has continued about the relationship between OR and the social sciences, mutual understanding has proved more difficult to achieve than many must have hoped for in 1964.

Journal of Economic Literature


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ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
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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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Die Monte-Carlo-Methode

Beispiele unter Excel VBA
Author: Harald Nahrstedt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658101490
Category: Mathematics
Page: 45
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Harald Nahrstedt zeigt hier den pragmatisch technischen und weniger den wissenschaftlichen Ansatz, wie Excel mit seinen Programmiermöglichkeiten sich immer mehr zu einem universellen Arbeitsmittel entwickelt. So ist die Simulation mit Hilfe von Pseudozufallszahlen ein schneller und preiswerter Weg zu fachlichen Aussagen. Den Rahmen dieser Abhandlung bildet der geschichtliche Hintergrund.

Real Options and Intellectual Property

Capital Budgeting Under Imperfect Patent Protection
Author: Philipp N. Baecker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540482644
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 282
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This book proposes an integrated approach to patent risk and capital budgeting in pharmaceutical research and development (R and D), developing an option-based view (OBV) of imperfect patent protection, which draws upon contingent-claims analysis, stochastic game theory, as well as novel numerical methods. The text re-initiates a discussion about the contribution of quantitative frameworks to value-based R and D management.

Books in Series


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Category: Monographic series
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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.

OR/MS Today


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ISBN: N.A
Category: Management science
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