The Mathematics of Games (Recreations in mathematics)

The Mathematics of Games (Recreations in mathematics)

by JohnD.Beasley (Author)


How great a role does chance play in ball games? Is it really an advantage to bluff at poker? What are the principles behind non-attacking queens in chess, and the faulty coin among twelve? What mathematical theories underlie games of pure skill, and what fundamental paradoxes of mathematics are brought to light when you study simple automatic games? This book shows how mathematical analysis can throw unexpected light on games of chance, of skill, of choice and on puzzle games.



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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Published: 01 Jun 1990

ISBN 10: 0192861077
ISBN 13: 9780192861078

Author Bio

About the Author
John D. Beasley is a computer consultant and the author of The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire.