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More Games of No Chance (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications) by Richard Nowakowski

More Games of No Chance (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications)
Title:
More Games of No Chance (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications)
Author:
Richard Nowakowski
ISBN:
0521808324
ISBN13:
978-0521808323
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Category:
Mathematics
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 25, 2002)
Pages:
548 pages
PDF size:
1195 kb
FB2 size:
1127 kb
EPUB size:
1902 kb
This book is a state-of-the-art look at combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information. It contains a fascinating collection of articles by some of the top names in the field, such as Elwyn Berlekamp and John Conway, plus other researchers in mathematics and computer science, together with some top game players. The articles run the gamut from new theoretical approaches (infinite games, generalizations of game values, 2-player cellular automata, Alpha-Beta pruning under partial orders) to the very latest in some of the hottest games (Amazons, Chomp, Dot-and-Boxes, Go, Chess, Hex). Many of these advances reflect the interplay of the computer science and the mathematics. The book ends with an updated bibliography by A. Fraenkel and an updated and annotated list of combinatorial game theory problems by R. K. Guy.

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