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GAME THEORY

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French Equivalent: Théorie des jeux

Definition:
Generally, that branch of mathematics which deals with the theory of contests between two or more players under specified sets of rules. The subject assumes a statistical aspect when part of the game proceeds under a chance scheme, e.g. by the throw of a die or when strategies are selected at random.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, August 11, 2005