The Mathematics of Games, John Beasley
en
Kitaplar
John Beasley

The Mathematics of Games

Oku
«Mind-exercising and thought-provoking.»—New ScientistIf playing games is natural for humans, analyzing games is equally natural for mathematicians. Even the simplest of games involves the fundamentals of mathematics, such as figuring out the best move or the odds of a certain chance event. This entertaining and wide-ranging guide demonstrates how simple mathematical analysis can throw unexpected light on games of every type—games of chance, games of skill, games of chance and skill, and automatic games.Just how random is a card shuffle or a throw of the dice? Is bluffing a valid poker strategy? How can you tell if a puzzle is unsolvable? How large a role does luck play in games like golf and soccer? This book examines each of these issues and many others, along with the general principles behind such classic puzzles as peg solitaire and Rubik's cube. Lucid, instructive, and full of surprises, it will fascinate mathematicians and gamesters alike.
350 yazdırılmış sayfalar
Orijinal yayın
2013

İzlenimler

👍
👎
💧
🐼
💤
💩
💀
🙈
🔮
💡
🎯
💞
🌴
🚀
😄

Kitabı ne kadar sevdiniz?

Giriş yap veya Kaydol

Kitap raflarında

Macro
, Emir Solano
Emir Solano
Macro
  • 11
fb2epub
Dosyalarınızı sürükleyin ve bırakın (bir kerede en fazla 5 tane)