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Toward a quantitative theory of the dynamics of conflict

University of Pennsylvania. Trustees.

Toward a quantitative theory of the dynamics of conflict

ACDA/ST-127.

by University of Pennsylvania. Trustees.

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Published by [Management Science Center, University of Pennsylvania] in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conflict.,
  • Social psychology -- Mathematical models.,
  • Game theory.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 82-83.

    StatementPrepared for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
    ContributionsUnited States. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM136 .U56 1968
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 333 p.
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5689521M
    LC Control Number70008655

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