Accession Number : AD0638220

Title :   CUTTHROAT GAMES.

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Jordan,Steven L.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A natural generalization of a two-person zero-sum game is a 'cut-throat game' in which both players have directly opposing goals. Certain properties of zero-sum games are shown to hold for cutthroat games. Noncooperative n-person games are broken into equivalence classes according to preference patterns. The normalization of a cutthroat game to a zero-sum game is justified: a game is cutthroat if and only if it is equivalent to a zero-sum game; the equilibrium points of equivalent games are naturally related. The sup-inf values of equivalent games are discussed in detail. Because of interpersonal comparisons of utility the tools developed in this article are not useful for analyzing n-person cooperative games. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, OPERATIONS RESEARCH)

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE