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  1. Games of No Chance (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications)
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  2. Games of No Chance (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications)

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Is Nine-Men's Morris, in the hands of perfect players, a win for white or for black--or a draw? Can king, rook, and knight always defeat king and two knights in chess? What can Go players learn from economists? What are nimbers, tinies, switches, minies? This book deals with combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information. Their study is at once old and young: though some games, such as chess, have been analyzed for centuries, the first full analysis of a nontrivial combinatorial game (Nim) only appeared in 1902. This book deals with combinatorial games, that is, games not involving chance or hidden information. Their study is at once old and young: though some games, such as chess, have been analyzed for centuries, the first full anlaysis of a nontrivial combinatorial game (Nim) only appeared in 1902. The first part of this book will be accessible to anyone, regardless of background: it contains introductory expositions, reports of unusual contest between an angel and a devil. For those who want to delve more deeply, the book also contains combinatorial studies of chess and Go; reports on computer advances such as the solution of Nine-Men's Morris and Pentominoes; and new theoretical approaches to such problems as games with many players. If you have read and enjoyed Martin Gardner, or if you like to learn and analyze new games, this book is for you.

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Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Cambridge University Press
EAN
9780521646529
Edition
n Reprint
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0521646529
Label
Cambridge University Press
Manufacturer
Cambridge University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
552
PublicationDate
1998-11-13
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Studio
Cambridge University Press
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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