Some game-theoretic considerations in energy problems
Edmonds, Hobart John
Thrall, Robert M.
Master of Arts
This thesis is concerned with two independent gaming formulations. The first deals with the grand strategy space for the United States in a global energy game. The individual elements of this space are cataloged, with subsequent discussion of possible payoffs and difficulties in choosing the strategy options. Detection games are a wide class of formulations which can include certain energy conflict scenarios, A detection game constructed by another author, written with a military scenario, is examined in detail. Minimax results are sought for the detection problem, and the partial failure to derive minimax strategies in the initial formulation discussed.