From: John Conover <john@email.johncon.com>

Subject: References

Date: Thu, 4 Aug 1994 02:07:32 -0700 (PDT)

Attached pls. find references to previous email on game theory. For a light, informal presentation, I would recommend ``Archimedes' Revenge,'' by Paul Hoffman, Fawcett Crest, New York, New York, 1993, ISBN 0-449-21750-7, 213-262, Section IV, entitled ``One Man, One Vote,'' Chapter 12, entitled ``Is Democracy Mathematically Unsound.'' For an informal presentation on the historical perspective of the subject, I would recommend ``History of Mathematical Programming,'' edited by J.K. Lenstra and A. H. G. Rinnooy Kan and A. Schrijver, CWI, Amsterdam, Holland, 1991, ISBN 0-444-888187, 1-4, entitled ``The Origins of the Impossibility Theorem,'' by Kenneth J. Arrow. Professor Arrow, now of Stanford University, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for formalizing the concept in 1952-the theory is the so-called Impossibility Theorem-while working at RAND Corporation under contract to the DOD. For a formal presentation of the subject, I would recommend, ``Games and Decisions,'' by R. Duncan Luce and Howard Raiffa, John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York, 1957, 327-370, Chapter 14, entitled ``Group Decision Making,'' also written while the authors were at RAND Corporation under sponsorship of the DOD. The presentation view is from the formal game theoretic perspective, and is a guaranteed cure for insomnia. All three references are available at Computer Literacy. John -- John Conover, john@email.johncon.com, http://www.johncon.com/

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