9781568811277-1568811276-On Numbers and Games

On Numbers and Games

ISBN-13: 9781568811277
ISBN-10: 1568811276
Edition: 2nd
Author: Conway, John H.
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
Format: Hardcover 242 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781568811277
ISBN-10: 1568811276
Edition: 2nd
Author: Conway, John H.
Publication date: 2000
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
Format: Hardcover 242 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Conway, John H. wrote On Numbers and Games comprising 242 pages back in 2000. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1568811276 and 9781568811277. Since then On Numbers and Games textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.65 or rent at the marketplace.

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ONAG, as the book is commonly known, is one of those rare publications that sprang to life in a moment of creative energy and has remained influential for over a quarter of a century. Originally written to define the relation between the theories of transfinite numbers and mathematical games, the resulting work is a mathematically sophisticated but eminently enjoyable guide to game theory. By defining numbers as the strengths of positions in certain games, the author arrives at a new class, the surreal numbers, that includes both real numbers and ordinal numbers. These surreal numbers are applied in the author's mathematical analysis of game strategies. The additions to the Second Edition present recent developments in the area of mathematical game theory, with a concentration on surreal numbers and the additive theory of partizan games.

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