The rock–paper–scissors game

  title={The rock–paper–scissors game},
  author={Haijun Zhou},
  journal={Contemporary Physics},
  pages={151 - 163}
  • Haijun Zhou
  • Published 2 April 2016
  • Economics
  • Contemporary Physics
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