Games Animals Play

Synopsis
Recording of a lecture given by biologist Professor John Maynard Smith as part of the London Mathematical Society’s Popular Lecture Series. He uses game theory to give an insight into animal contests (for mates, for example), leading to an explanation of why there are an approximately equal number of male and female births; the behaviour of the Hamadryas baboon;and the funnel web spider.
Series
Popular Lecture Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1986
Uses
6th-form and undergraduate mathematics.
Subjects
Biology; Mathematics
Keywords
animal behaviour; evolution; game theory

Credits

Writer
John Maynard Smith
Cast
John Maynard Smith 

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£5.00
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
38 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

Imperial College of Science and Technology Television Studio

Sponsor

Name

London Mathematical Society

Distributor (Hire)

Name

London Mathematical Society

Email
lms@lms.ac.uk
Web
http://www.lms.ac.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7637 3686
Fax
020 7323 3655
Address
De Morgan House
57-58 Russell Square
London
WC1B 4HS
Notes
Video recordings of twice-yearly LMS Popular Lectures, which aim to present exciting topics and interesting applications to anyone with a serious interest in mathematics such as sixth form and university students. Recent lectures are for sale on DVD and older ones for hire on video.

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