ERIC Number: EJ862211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Evolutionary Stability in the Traveler's Dilemma
Barker, Andrew T.
College Mathematics Journal, v40 n1 p33-38 Jan 2009
The traveler's dilemma is a generalization of the prisoner's dilemma which shows clearly a paradox of game theory. In the traveler's dilemma, the strategy chosen by analysis and theory seems obviously wrong intuitively. Here we develop a measure of evolutionary stability and show that the evolutionarily stable equilibrium is in some sense not very stable. Understanding evolutionary stability on a continuum instead of as a yes-or-no definition helps to explain and partially resolve the paradox in the traveler's dilemma.
Descriptors: Game Theory, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, College Mathematics, Generalization, Problem Solving, Travel
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Education Level: Higher Education
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