A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994 - Study Guide Chapters 6-9 Summary & Analysis

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Games were popular at Princeton. Many of the games were brought from Europe by faculty members. Games, like Kriegspiel, were popular with the mathematicians. Nash invented a game of strategy and perfect information. The game was called 'Nash' or 'John' and a fellow student, David Gale, made the board for the game.

Chapter Seven discusses John von Neumann who was considered one of the best mathematicians of the twentieth century. He also worked in physics and economics and studied with Einstein in Berlin. Von Neumann had many accomplishments and publications and was one of the developers of game theory. He was also the top mathematician at the Manhattan Project. He became obsessed with computers at the end of World War II.

Chapter Eight discusses game theory and how the Navy was funding research in the area at Princeton. Von Neumann was one of...

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