Evolutionary game theory, natural selection, and Darwinian dynamics / Thomas L. Vincent, Joel S. Brown
- Vincent, Thomas L.
- Additional Titles:
- Evolutionary Game Theory, Natural Selection, & Darwinian Dynamics
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xvii, 382 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Brown, Joel S. (Joel Steven), 1959-
- Understanding natural selection -- Underlying mathematics and philosophy -- The Darwinian game -- G-functions for the Darwinian game -- Darwinian dynamics -- Evolutionary stable strategies -- The ESS maximum principle -- Speciation and extinction -- Matrix games -- Evolutionary ecology -- Managing evolving systems.
- All of life is a game, and evolution by natural selection is no exception. The evolutionary game theory developed in this 2005 book provides the tools necessary for understanding many of nature's mysteries, including co-evolution, speciation, extinction and the major biological questions regarding fit of form and function, diversity, procession, and the distribution and abundance of life. Mathematics for the evolutionary game are developed based on Darwin's postulates leading to the concept of a fitness generating function (G-function). G-function is a tool that simplifies notation and plays an important role developing Darwinian dynamics that drive natural selection. Natural selection may result in special outcomes such as the evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS). An ESS maximum principle is formulated and its graphical representation as an adaptive landscape illuminates concepts such as adaptation, Fisher's Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection, and the nature of life's evolutionary game.
- 9780511542633 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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