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Introduction to Game Theory

  1. Karl Tuyls1,
  2. Ann Nowe2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse168

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Tuyls, K. and Nowe, A. 2009. Introduction to Game Theory. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1623–1632.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

Abstract

This article introduces the basics of Game Theory (GT) and Evolutionary Game Theory (EGT) from a computer science perspective. The fundamental concepts, the classical approach and the evolutionary approach are introduced and illustrated with some well-chosen examples.

Keywords:

  • game theory;
  • evolution;
  • nash equilibrium;
  • pareto optimality;
  • evolutionary stable strategies;
  • replicator dynamics