# Game Theory

## Application Of Game Theory

Game theory is a powerful tool that can suggest the best strategy or outcome in many different situations. Economists, political scientists, the military, and sociologists have all used it to describe situations in their various fields. A recent application of game theory has been in the study of the behavior of animals in nature. Here, researchers are applying the notions of game theory to describe the effectiveness of many aspects of animal behavior including aggression, cooperation, hunting and many more. Data collected from these studies may someday result in a better understanding of our own human behaviors.

## Resources

### Books

Beasley, John D. *The Mathematics of Games.* Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Hoffman, Paul. *Archimedes' Revenge: The Joys and Perils of* *Mathematics.* New York: Fawcett Crest, 1988.

Newman, James R., ed. *The World of Mathematics.* New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

Paulos, John Allen. *Beyond Numeracy.* New York: Alfred A. Knopf Inc, 1991.

Perry Romanowski

## Additional topics

Science EncyclopediaScience & Philosophy: *Formate* to *Gastropoda*Game Theory - Characteristics Of Games, Analysis Of Zero-sum, Two-player Games, Nonzero-sum Games