Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion

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We all played tag when we were kids. The rules couldn't be easier--one player is designated "it" and must try to tag out one of the others. What most of us don't realize is that this simple chase game is in fact an application of pursuit theory, and that the same principles of games like tag, dodgeball, and hide-and-seek are at play in military strategy, high-seas chases by the Coast Guard, even romantic pursuits. In "Chases and Escapes," Paul Nahin gives us the first complete history of this fascinating area of mathematics ...

Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion 2012, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691155012

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Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion 2007, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691125145

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