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Laws of the Game

How the Principles of Nature Govern Chance

Laws of the Game( )
Author: Eigen, Manfred
Winkler, Ruthild
Kimber, Robert B.
Series title:Princeton Science Library
ISBN:978-0-691-02566-7
Publication Date:Apr 1993
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

Using game theory and examples of actual games people play, Nobel laureate Manfred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler show how the elements of chance and rules underlie all that happens in the universe, from genetic behavior through economic growth to the composition of music.

To illustrate their argument, the authors turn to classic games--backgammon, bridge, and chess--and relate them to physical, biological, and social applications of probability theory and number theory....
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Nature / General
Law / Natural Law
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.499 x 8.58 x 0.831 Inches
Book Weight:0.875 Pounds
Author Biography
Eigen, Manfred (Author)
Manfred Eigen was born in Bochum, Germany on May 9, 1927. During World War II, he served in the German Air Force auxiliary in an antiaircraft unit. He received a doctorate in chemistry from the University of G├Âttingen. In 1953, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Physical Chemistry. Eigen devised a method to time chemical reactions called chemical relaxation. Its development earned him a share of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In 1971, he became the lead of the chemical kinetics department at the Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and held that position until his retirement in 1995. He wrote several books including Laws of the Game: How the Principles of Nature Cover Chance written with Ruthild Winkler. He died on February 6, 2018 at the age of 91.

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