Publisher: AK Peters, 2nd Edition, 2003 | ISBN: 156881142X | 217pages | PDF | 12.4MB
In the quarter of a century since three mathematicians and game theorists collaborated to create Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, the book has become the definitive work on the subject of mathematical games. Now carefully revised and broken down into four volumes to accommodate new developments, the Second Edition retains the original's wealth of wit and wisdom. The authors' insightful strategies, blended with their witty and irreverent style, make reading a profitable pleasure.
In Volume 2, the authors have a Change of Heart, bending the rules established in Volume 1 to apply them to games such as Cut-cake and Loopy Hackenbush.
From the Table of Contents:
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
Hot Bottles Followed by Cold Wars
Games Infinite and Indefinite
Games Eternal--Games Entailed
Survival in the Lost World