Mathematical Digest


Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Multiple Choice," by Adrian Cho. New Scientist, 5 January 2002,pages 13-15.

This article discusses applications of quantum mechanics to game theory. Itturns out that when classical games, such as the Prisoner's Dilemma, are castin a quantum framework, new strategies emerge for finding the best outcome.This work may have applications to quantum computing.

--- Allyn Jackson