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The procedure here is to draw up a pay - off table ( or pay - off ' matrix ' ) for the

next move , listing along the top the possible moves open to a and down the

the moves open to b , and in each square the pay - off to a for that particular ...

The procedure here is to draw up a pay - off table ( or pay - off ' matrix ' ) for the

next move , listing along the top the possible moves open to a and down the

**side**the moves open to b , and in each square the pay - off to a for that particular ...

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... houses - 10 + 5 The figures in this example have been chosen so that if both

chance result of choosing these particular figures . The general principles of

drawing ...

... houses - 10 + 5 The figures in this example have been chosen so that if both

**sides**play safe neither**side**gains anything or loses anything . But this is just achance result of choosing these particular figures . The general principles of

drawing ...

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So both

reasonably badly . ... It would obviously be to the advantage of both

arms race , if they could both disarm ; instead each

can be ...

So both

**sides**are likely to play the accusation move , and both will sufferreasonably badly . ... It would obviously be to the advantage of both

**sides**in anarms race , if they could both disarm ; instead each

**side**can only do this if theycan be ...

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### Contents

Introduction II | 11 |

Complex Shapes | 38 |

The Structure of Complex Systems | 48 |

Copyright | |

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