Utility comparison and the theory of games
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Utility comparison and the theory of games by Shapley, Lloyd S.

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Published by Rand Corp.] in [Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English


  • Game theory.

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StatementL.S. Shapley.
SeriesPaper / Rand -- P-3582, P (Rand Corporation) -- P-3582.
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. :
Number of Pages14
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Open LibraryOL20571618M

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