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Introduction to the Theory of Games

Published 1952

by J. C. C. McKinsey


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A textbook in the theory of games which discusses the mathematicaltheory of situations involving conflict among rational agents. The problem considered is: How should each agent maximize his expectation of gain. This report not only applies to such games of strategy as chess, bridge, and poker, but also to such studies as economics, statistics, and the theory of military strategy.

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