Evolutionary Games I: Statistical Physics

  • Marco Alberto Javarone
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Complexity book series (BRIEFSCOMPLEXITY)


This chapter aims to illustrate some Statistical Physics approaches to EGT. In particular, the first part presents a model for studying the emergence of cooperation, in the Prisoner’s Dilemma, mapping agents to particles of a gas, then using the kinetic theory of gases. The second part analyzes the dynamics of the Public Goods Game by varying the parameter named ‘Temperature’ (known also as ‘Noise’) appearing in the equation adopted for performing the Strategy Revision Phase. Notably, results show how to link this game with the Voter Model.


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  • Marco Alberto Javarone
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  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK

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