Category Archives: Game theory

Nim game solution

I have previously worked out a solution to Nim which is a simple game of strategy. The game is played by two players who each take turns to pick up matches from two separate piles. The rules allow a player … Continue reading

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Shapley Shubik power index part 2

I have looked previously at the Shapley Shubik power index which defines the power that each voter has depending on the number of votes that they control. This can lead to some very interesting and unexpected results. Imagine that there … Continue reading

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Divide and conquer

The Shapley Shubik Power Index With Lloyd Shapley having just won the Nobel prize  it seems like a good time to look at the Shapley-Shubik power index. This is a way to measure how much power different voters have in a … Continue reading

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