Accession Number : AD0742066

Title :   Characteristic Functions and Constrained N-Person Games in Normal Form.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Charnes,A. ; Sorensen,S.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In an earlier report, the idea of constrained games was generalized to constrained n-person games. In this addendum to that report, the authors discuss interpretations of several aspects in the earlier report, prove a theorem indicating that constrained n-person games lie at the foundation of cooperative game theory with non-superadditive characteristic functions and give more detailed examples of the concepts. Also, the authors discuss games with general characteristic functions and modify the theorems which applied only to superadditive characteristic functions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAME THEORY, LINEAR PROGRAMMING), MINIMAX TECHNIQUE, SET THEORY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE