Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

Degree Name


Mathematical and Computer Sciences

First Advisor

Professor Negash Medhin


Game theory is the mathematical theory associated with winning strategic and non-strategic games. In order to win a game, a player must find an optimal strategy to play. Strategies may be either pure or mixed. The latter is used when there are no pure strategies available . Games that require mixed strategies may be solved by various methods.

This study is concerned with the basic theory of games. Definitions and methods for solving games are discussed. The methods for solving involve both pure and mixed strategies. The simplex method for solving linear programming problems is reviewed. The numerical examples were solved using the IBM Macintosh with the MacSimplex package.

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Mathematics Commons