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Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, Vol. 2 [Paperback]

Elwyn R. Berlekamp , John H. Conway , Richard K. Guy

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Jan. 3 2003 156881142X 978-1568811420 2
In the quarter of a century since three mathematicians and game theorists collaborated to create Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, the book has become the definitive work on the subject of mathematical games. Now carefully revised and broken down into four volumes to accommodate new developments, the Second Edition retains the original's wealth of wit and wisdom. The authors' insightful strategies, blended with their witty and irreverent style, make reading a profitable pleasure. In Volume 2, the authors have a Change of Heart, bending the rules established in Volume 1 to apply them to games such as Cut-cake and Loopy Hackenbush. From the Table of Contents: - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em! - Hot Bottles Followed by Cold Wars - Games Infinite and Indefinite - Games Eternal--Games Entailed - Survival in the Lost World

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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 2 edition (Jan. 3 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156881142X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568811420
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #845,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" ""Winning Ways is an absolute must have for those who are interested in mathematical game theory. It is sure to please any fan of recreational mathematics or simply anyone who is interested in games and how to play them well."" -Jacob McMillen, Math Horizons, November 2005
""The effort involved is amply rewarded as we journey from games of early childhood to the frontiers of research, and these seminal volumes are surely destined to remain essential reading for anyone working in combinatorial game theory."" -The Mathematical Gazette, July 2004"

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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable discussion of many interesting games Oct. 15 1998
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Starting with Hackenbush (thanks to Groucho Marx) this book describes and analyzes a great many interesting games. While the authors are mathematicians, and there is mathematics involved, much of the discussion can be followed by the lay reader.
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