Evolution and the Theory of Games

By John Maynard Smith

During this 1982 publication, the speculation of video games, first built to examine monetary behaviour, is changed in order that it may be utilized to evolving populations. John Maynard Smith's notion of an evolutionarily strong method is correct at any time when the simplest factor for an animal or plant to do relies on what others are doing. the idea ends up in testable predictions in regards to the evolution of behaviour, of intercourse and genetic platforms, and of progress and lifestyles heritage styles. This publication incorporates a complete account of the idea, and of the knowledge suitable to it. The account is geared toward senior undergraduate and graduate scholars, lecturers and learn employees in animal behaviour, inhabitants genetics and evolutionary biology. The e-book can also be of curiosity to mathematicians and online game theorists; the maths has been principally restricted to appendixes in order that the most textual content might be simply by means of biologists.

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