Game Theory pp 178-184 | Cite as

Noncooperative Games

  • Joseph E. HarringtonJr
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Game theory analyses multi-agent situations in which the payoff to an agent is dependent not only upon his own actions but also on the actions of others. Zero-sum games assume that the payoffs to the players always sum to zero. In that case, the interests of the players are diametrically opposed. In non-zero-sum games, there is typically room for cooperation as well as conflict.


Nash Equilibrium Mixed Strategy Cooperative Game Pure Strategy Solution Concept 
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