Competition

Competition

The Birth of A New Science

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the common game-theoretical strands that tie seemingly unrelated fields of competitive activities together in a study that makes sense of a new paradigm of scientific thinking that the author refers to as the emerging science of competition.

McMillan Palgrave
The Mathematical Theory of Games Sheds Light On A Wide Range of Competitive Activities
 
What do chess-playing computer programs, biological evolution, competitive sports, gambling, alternative voting systems, public auctions, corporate globalization, and class warfare have in common? All are manifestations of a new paradigm in scientific thinking, which James Case calls “the emerging science of competition.” Drawing in part on the pioneering work of mathematicians such as John von Neumann, John Nash (of A Beautiful Mind fame), and Robert Axelrod, Case explores the common game-theoretical strands that tie these seemingly unrelated fields together, showing how each can be better understood in the shared light of the others. Not since James Gleick’s bestselling book Chaos brought widespread public attention to the new sciences of chaos and complexity has a general-interest science book served such an eye-opening purpose. Competition will appeal to a wide range of readers, from policy wonks and futurologists to former jocks and other ordinary citizens seeking to make sense of a host of novel—and frequently controversial—issues.


Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0809035774 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780809035779 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 338.6048 CAS
Characteristics: xi, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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