The book opens by addressing "matrix games," a name first introduced in these lectures as an abbreviation for two-person, zero-sum games in normal form with a finite number of pure strategies. It continues with a treatment of games in extensive form, using a model introduced by the author in 1950 that quickly supplanted von Neumann and Morgenstern's cumbersome approach. A final section deals with games that have an infinite number of pure strategies for the two players.
Throughout, the theory is generously illustrated with examples, and exercises test the reader's understanding. A historical note caps off each chapter. For readers familiar with the calculus and with elementary matrix theory or vector analysis, this book offers an indispensable store of vital insights on a subject whose importance has only grown with the years.
Originally published in 1971.
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Después de décadas de servicio, Isabel II de Inglaterra está cada vez más desilusionada. De repente un día se le ocurre un plan que la llena de ánimos: volver al sitio de sus recuerdos más felices, el antiguo yate real, ahora amarrado cerca de Edimburgo. Disfrazada con una sudadera adornada con una calavera, Isabel se escapa del Palacio de Buckingham para coger un tren hacia Escocia.
Al saltar las alarmas entre los asistentes reales, varios de ellos se unen para perseguirla... mientras que otros pretenden ayudarla a disfrutar de su aventura liberadora. Pero saben que han de encontrarla antes de que su ausencia suponga un escándalonacional. Y todos, hasta la misma reina, harán unos inesperados descubrimientos en el camino.
Con un ritmo rápido y un estilo lleno de humor, esta deliciosa novela da la vuelta a la pomposidad de la monarquía, para mostrar el corazón humano de la mujer que se halla en su centro. La reina se va de viaje es una pequeña joya, una historia tierna y alegre que nos enseña que nunca es tarde para aprender a conocerse mejor.
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William Kuhn's delightful fictional debut features an endearing runaway Queen Elizabeth on the town.
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