Auto boutiques-francophones Simple and secure cloud storage SmartSaver Kitchen Kindle Deal of the Day - The Beatles in Mono 14LP Vinyl Box Set SGG Countdown to Black Friday in Lawn & Garden
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
A Gentle Introduction to ... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped from the US -- Expect delivery in 1-2 weeks. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

A Gentle Introduction to Game Theory Paperback – Jan 1999

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 41.61
CDN$ 28.40 CDN$ 20.17

Black Friday Deals Week in Books

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Society; 1 edition (January 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821813390
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821813393
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 18.4 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,345,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description


This book is an excellent introduction to the mathematical aspects of game theory for beginners without a background in calculus. -- Journal of Mathematical Psychology

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
First Sentence
The mathematical theory of games was first developed as a model for situations of conflict. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 1 review
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An easy start to a lifetime of intriguing strategies June 5 2001
By Mary P. Campbell - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is an appropriate gift for a teenager with a taste for mathematics. Highly accessible, requiring some algebra, but not much more, the book introduces the deceptively simple mathematical subject of game theory. First of all, it indicates what is =meant= by a game -- something more akin to rock, paper, scissors, than monopoly or chess. Game theory (in a way like chaos theory) is seriously mis-named; the games played tend to be ones that are simple models of economic choice or political strategizing. This is why research in game theory has led to the Nobel Prize in Economics for more than one person.
In any case, I used this book as a resource in a discrete math class for teenaged students who were extremely interested in math. It was intended for non-math majors in college, but I think it would work very well as enrichment in the high school classroom (or even middle school -- one can use it in developing an application for algebra). After learning the rudiments of game theory, I thought to apply the concept to =The Weakest Link=, and found that, as a game, it is far more complicated than what you'll find in this book.
Still, this is just a starting point. There are plenty of avenues to explore beyond what is covered in here, but one can get bogged down with all the different types of situations that have been treated in game theory.