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Title: A Viral Dilemma
Url: http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathtrek_4_26_99.html
Creator: Peterson, Ivars
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: An article that discusses how, in effect, a virus is caught up in a version of the prisoners' dilemma, a widely studied game in which acting for individual advantage clashes with acting for the collective benefit. Game theorists devised the prisoners' dilemma about 50 years ago. The players are two prisoners, arrested for a joint crime, who are being interrogated in separate rooms. Several options are available to each prisoner.
LC Classification: Political science -- Political science (General) -- Political science (General) -- Theory. Method. Scope. Relations to other subjects -- Mathematical methods. Quantitative analysis -- Game theory
Science -- Mathematics -- Algebra -- Game theory
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Biometry. Biomathematics. Mathematical models
Social sciences -- Economic theory. Demography -- Economic theory. Demography -- Economic theory -- Methodology -- Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods -- Game theory
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Social studies
Social studies -- Economics
Date Issued: 1999-07-05
Resource Type: Mathematical Models
Mathematics Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: Mathematical Association of America
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Game Theory
Date Of Record Release: 2007-04-07 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-02-26 11:40:47 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Math Forum
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Resource URL Clicks: 18
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