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