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References for Nash's game theory

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #1
    Hi all. I recently watched a documentary about John Nash's game theory and I'd like to study more about that. My present mathematical knowledge is that of a particle physics student at his fourth year. Is my preparation enough? If so, can someone advise some references where I could study?
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  4. Sep 3, 2012 #3
    Actually I was thinking about something more specific that could explain the mathematical foundations of the theory. Still I'm not sure if I have the right requirements in order to understand it. What level of math does it require?
  5. Sep 3, 2012 #4
    Here's a quote from the historical section of the above link:
    I think John von Neumann is a pioneer in the field of game theory, and the quoted book may be a reputable source on the matter.

    Here's a link from Google Books to look inside the book:
  6. Sep 3, 2012 #5
    Thank you. I'll definitely look at it, but isn't Nash's theory been developed after this book?
  7. Sep 3, 2012 #6
    I don't know if there is such a thing as "Nash's game theory". I know he proved a theorem generalizing the one proven by von Neumann. That is why I linked you to this pioneering work. If you feel comfortable with the contents of this work, you are welcome to explore further.
  8. Sep 3, 2012 #7
    I'll see. However, thank you very much.
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