[PDF] Download Õ Evolution and the Theory of Games | by ✓ John Maynard Smith

By John Maynard Smith | Comments: ( 672 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

Professor John Maynard Smith has written an account of a new way of thinking about evolution which has been developed in the last ten years The theory of games, first developed to analyse economic behaviour, is modified so that it can be applied to evolving populations John Maynard Smith s concept of an evolutionarily stable strategy is relevant whenever the best thing fProfessor John Maynard Smith has written an account of a new way of thinking about evolution which has been developed in the last ten years The theory of games, first developed to analyse economic behaviour, is modified so that it can be applied to evolving populations John Maynard Smith s concept of an evolutionarily stable strategy is relevant whenever the best thing for an animal or plant to do depends on what others are doing The theory leads to testable predictions about the evolution of behaviour, of sex and genetic systems, and of growth and life history patterns This book contains the first full account of the theory, and of the data relevant to it.The account is aimed an senior undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and research workers in animal behaviour, population genetics and evolutionary biology the book will also be of interest to mathematicians and game theorists the mathematics has been largely confined to appendices so that the main text may be easily followed by biologists.By applying game theory to the problems of population biology, the author has succeeded in inventing new and interesting ways of looking at populations and has developed a theory leading to testable predictions.


  • Title: Evolution and the Theory of Games
  • Author: John Maynard Smith
  • ISBN: 9780521288842
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

John Maynard Smith

John Maynard Smith FRS was a British evolutionary geneticist one of the most important biologists of his era.



Comments Evolution and the Theory of Games

  • Stephen

    This is a founding work of evolutionary game theory. It introduces the evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS) -- namely, the game-theoretic strategy which, if played, cannot be invaded by any rival strategy. Maynard Smith used this to answer lots of questions in a very mathematically tidy way -- among the most interesting questions being, "Why are there approximately as many men as women?" If the game-theoretic payoff is defined as the expected number of grandchildren, then half-and-half is uninva [...]


  • Shahab

    gonna read it for presenting that leaflet for the "special topics in physics"l the ideas and concepts of it seem confusing and intresting:)


  • Jonas Gehrlein

    Interesting primer for people that want to understand the principle of the evolutionary stable strategy (ESS) and how game theory can be used in evolutionary biology in general. Somewhat math heavy and probably not for general consumption


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