Chases and Escapes: The Mathematics of Pursuit and Evasion

By Paul J. Nahin

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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 We all played tag when we were kids. The...

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July 1st 2007 by Princeton University Press

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