# Can there be more than one saddle point in a matrix?

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**Saddle Point**. A necessary and sufficient condition for a**saddle point**to exist is the presence of a payoff**matrix**element which is both a minimum of its row and a maximum of its column. A game may**have more than one saddle point**, but all must**have**the same value.A.

### What is a saddle point in game theory?

A necessary and sufficient condition for a

**saddle point**to exist is the presence of a payoff matrix element which is both a minimum of its row and a maximum of its column. A**game**may have more than one**saddle point**, but all must have the same value. SEE ALSO:**Game**, Payoff Matrix, Value.#### What is a payoff matrix in game theory?

**Payoff Matrix**. An**matrix**which gives the possible outcome of a two-person zero-sum**game**when player A has possible moves and player B moves. The analysis of the**matrix**in order to determine optimal strategies is the aim of**game theory**.#### What is a two person zero sum game?

**Zero**-**sum**is a situation in**game**theory in which one**person's**gain is equivalent to another's loss, so the net change in wealth or benefit is**zero**. A**zero**-**sum game**may have as few as**two**players, or millions of participants.**Zero**-**sum games**are found in**game**theory, but are less common than non-**zero sum games**.#### What is the definition of a fair game in math?

**Fair Game**. A**game**which is not biased toward any player. A**game**in which a given player can always win by playing correctly is therefore called an unfair**game**. SEE ALSO: Futile**Game**,**Game**, Martingale, Unfair**Game**.

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### What is the saddle point of a matrix?

Given a

**matrix**of n x n size, the task is to find**saddle point**of the**matrix**. A**saddle point**is an element of the**matrix**such that it is the minimum element in its row and maximum in its column.#### What is a saddle in geography?

Whittow describes a**saddle**as "low point or col on a ridge between two summits", whilst the Oxford Dictionary of English implies that a col is the lowest point on the**saddle**. Monkhouse describes a**saddle**as a "broad, flat col in a ridge between two mountain summits."#### What is the saddle used for?

The**saddle**is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal's back by a girth. The most common type is the equestrian**saddle**designed for a horse. However, specialized**saddles**have been created for camels and other creatures.#### What is a flex tree on a saddle?

The**flex tree**allows the**saddle**to**flex**from front to back and side to side. Dakota, Fabtron, Big Horn, and High Horse by Circle Y all use a Ralide**flex tree**. The one difference in the High Horse**flex**is that the ball of the bar (where the**saddle**meets your horse in the front) is made out of neoprene for extra comfort.

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### Are saddle points stable or unstable?

If a critical

**point**is not**stable**then it is**unstable**. In the figure above we see that a center is**stable**but not asymptotically**stable**, that a**saddle point**is**unstable**, that a node is either asymptotically**stable**(sink) or**unstable**(source) and that a spiral either is asymptotically**stable or unstable**.#### What is stable and unstable equilibrium?

Definition of**unstable equilibrium**. : a state of**equilibrium**of a body (as a pendulum standing directly upward from its point of support) such that when the body is slightly displaced it departs further from the original position — compare**stable equilibrium**.#### What is the point of equilibrium?

These economic variables remain unchanged from their**equilibrium**values in the absence of external influences. Economic**equilibrium**may also be defined as the**point**at which supply equals demand for a product, with the**equilibrium**price existing where the hypothetical supply and demand curves intersect.#### What is stable equilibrium in physics?

conditions. In**equilibrium**. …**equilibrium**is said to be**stable**if small, externally induced displacements from that state produce forces that tend to oppose the displacement and return the body or particle to the**equilibrium**state. Examples include a weight suspended by a spring or a brick lying on a level surface.

Updated: 2nd October 2019