Accession Number : AD0604205

Title :   A DERIVATIVE TEST FOR FINITE SOLUTION OF GAMES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Glicksberg,I.

Report Date : 12 MAR 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Karlin (AD-603 995) introduced a class of payoff functions M, related to convex payoff functions, for which optimal strategies with at most a finite number of points of increase always exist. The purpose of this paper is to give a proof for all n of the theorem concerning these functions which Karlin proved for n<or=5.

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), POLYNOMIALS, EQUATIONS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE