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Main Title Laws of the game : how the principles of nature govern chance /
Author Eigen, Manfred, ; Winkler, Ruthild
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Winkler, Ruthild,
Kimber, Robert,
Kimber, Rita,
Publisher Knopf : Distributed by Random House,
Year Published 1981
OCLC Number 06649377
ISBN 0394418069; 9780394418063
Subjects Science--Philosophy. ; Chance. ; Reality. ; Games.
Additional Subjects Science--Philosophy ; Chance ; Reality
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  Q175.E3713 1981 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/01/1988
Edition 1st American ed.
Collation xiv, 347 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Using game theory and examples of actual games people play, Nobel laureate Manfred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler show how the elements of chance and rules underlie all that happens in the universe, from genetic behavior through economic growth to the composition of music." "To illustrate their argument, the authors turn to classic games - backgammon, bridge, and chess - and relate them to physical, biological, and social applications of probability theory and number theory. Further, they have invented, and present here, more than a dozen playable games derived from scientific models for equilibrium, selection, growth, and even the composition of RNA. These games, complete with instructions and boards in color, are a source of learning and entertainment." --Book Jacket.