Seeks to develop a relationship between Nash equilibria of noncooperative games and certain concepts of solutions to nonlinear programs. The results of J. B. Rosen and L. Hurwicz are employed to establish a characterization of unique Nash equilibria and a characterization of Nash equilibria as the order maximal elements on the solution space of nonlinear programs respectively.
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