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Theory and Decision Library C

Set Functions, Games and Capacities in Decision Making

Authors: Grabisch, Michel

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  • ​Presents a unique and up-to-date compilation of results for set functions, games, capacities and integrals
  • Puts theories of uncertainty into perspective
  • Offers three fundamental chapters which allow for widest dissemination in applied fields
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The book provides a thorough treatment of set functions, games and capacities as well as integrals with respect to capacities and games, in a mathematical rigorous presentation and in view of application to decision making. After a short chapter introducing some required basic knowledge (linear programming, polyhedra, ordered sets) and notation, the first part of the book consists of three long chapters developing the mathematical aspects. This part is not related to a particular application field and, by its neutral mathematical style, is useful to the widest audience. It gathers many results and notions which are scattered in the literature of various domains (game theory, decision, combinatorial optimization and operations research). The second part consists of three chapters, applying the previous notions in decision making and modelling: decision under uncertainty, decision with multiple criteria, possibility theory and Dempster-Shafer theory.

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“Michel Grabisch has fully succeeded in transforming his deep knowledge of the field into a very rich and quite readable text.” (Professor Denis Bouyssou, CNRS and Université Paris Dauphine)

“This monograph provides a much-needed perspective on a rich collection of structural properties of set functions which have been investigated for more than 60 years, but which have never been collected in a single volume. By establishing these results in a clear and rigorous mathematical framework, the author makes them accessible to a broad audience. His book should rapidly become a classic reference in the field.” (Professor Yves Crama, University of Liège and HEC Liège)

“This book is an excellent compendium of technical notions pertaining to set functions, that are relevant in uncertainty management, game theory, and multicriteria decision-making. It will be a very useful companion to any student or researcher willing to investigate these fields beyond standard probability theory and simple additive methods.” (Professor Didier Dubois, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)

“In this book, written by a leading scholar, the readers can finally find a unified and comprehensive study of set functions. It is a much needed, beautiful, book that will be most useful to the cognoscenti, who will appreciate its depth and breadth, as well as to the readers who desire to learn about this fundamental topic.” (Professor Massimo Marinacci, Università Bocconi)

“Nonadditive set functions are used in many optimization and decision theories (uncertain, fuzzy, multi-criteria, strategic, AI, combinatorial, statistical, …), many developing the same results independently.  The only person knowing all these fields brought it all together and improved it brilliantly in this well-focused book. It is a must for anyone using set functions.” (Professor Peter P. Wakker, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80867-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Set Functions, Games and Capacities in Decision Making
Authors
Series Title
Theory and Decision Library C
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30690-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30690-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30688-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80867-3
Series ISSN
0924-6126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 473
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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