The Theory of Search Games and Rendezvous

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The Theory of Search Games and Rendezvous

The Theory of Search Games and Rendezvous (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science) by Steve Alpern, Shmuel Gal
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (November 2002) | ISBN-10: 0792374681 | PDF | 15,5 Mb | 336 pages

The Theory of Search Games and Rendezvous widens the dimensions to the classical problem with the addition of an independent player of equal status to the searcher, who cares about being found or not being found. These multiple motives of searcher and hider are analytically and mathematically considered in the book's two foci:
Search Games (Book I) and
Rendezvous Theory (Book II).
Shmuel Gal's work on
Search Games (Gal, 1980) stimulated considerable research in a variety of fields including Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, and Economics. Steve Alpern's original formulation of the rendezvous search problem in 1976 and his formalization of the continuous version (Alpern, 1995) have led to much research in rendezvous theory in the past few years. New material is covered in both
Search Games (Book I) and
Rendezvous Theory (Book II). The book examines a whole variety of new configurations of theory and problems that arise from these two aspects of the analysis - resulting in a penetrating state-of-the-art treatment of this highly useful mathematical, analytical tool.