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Game Theory pp 90-115 | Cite as

Noncooperative games

  • N. N. Vorob’ev
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Part of the Applications of Mathematics book series (SMAP, volume 7)

Abstract

In the first few sections of Chapter I we introduced the definitions of a noncooperative game and an equilibrium situation. The rationale behind the desire and tendency of the players to attain equilibrium situations was explained. Such a tendency towards equilibrium can thus be viewed as a kind of optimal behavior. A very important fact associated with these concepts is that an equilibrium situation is indeed attainable for a substantially wide class of noncooperative games. Hence the notion of an equilibrium situation is not only logically sound but is also practically useful.

Keywords

Mixed Strategy Pure Strategy Equilibrium Strategy Payoff Matrix Noncooperative Game 
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© Springer-Verlag, New York Inc. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. N. Vorob’ev
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Social Economical QuestionsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRLeningradUSSR

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