Contents
Preface xiii
Chapter I. Combinatorial Games 1
§1. Introduction 1
§2. Hackenbush: A Detailed Example 15
§3. How to Read This Book 22
§4. A Survey of the Landscape 26
Chapter II. Short Games 53
§1. The Group G 53
§2. Canonical Form 64
§3. Numbers 68
§4. Infinitesimals 82
§5. Temperature 101
§6. Reduced Canonical Form 123
§7. Atomic Weight 136
Chapter III. The Structure of G 153
§1. Hereditary Structure 153
§2. Lattice Structure 159
§3. Group Structure 167
Chapter IV. Impartial Games 179
§1. Nim Values 179
§2. Heap Games 184
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