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N (s, ηs ) ds + q i x[i] (T ) , ∀φi (·, ·) ∈ Γ i , x ∈ Rn where on the interval [t0 , T ], x˙ [i] (s) = f s, x[i] (s) , φ∗1 (s, ηs ) , φ∗2 (s, ηs ) , . . . , φ∗i−1 (s, ηs ) , φi (s, ηs ) , φ∗i+1 (s, ηs ) , . . , φ∗n (s, ηs ) , x[1] (t) = x; x˙ ∗ (s) = f [s, x∗ (s) , φ∗1 (s, ηs ) , φ∗2 (s, ηs ) , . . , φ∗n (s, ηs )] , x (s) = x; and ηs stands for either the data set {x (s) , x0 } or {x (τ ) , τ ≤ s}, depending on whether the information pattern is MPS or CLPS. 28 2 Deterministic and Stochastic Differential Games One salient feature of the concept introduced above is that if an n-tuple {φ∗i ; i ∈ N } provides a feedback Nash equilibrium solution (FNES) to an N person differential game with duration [t0 , T ], its restriction to the time interval [t, T ] provides an FNES to the same differential game defined on the shorter time interval [t, T ], with the initial state taken as x (t), and this being so for all t0 ≤ t ≤ T .

For values of A (t) less than A∗ , A˙ (t) is negative. For values of A (t) greater than A∗ , A˙ (t) is positive. 1b. Fig. 1a. Phase diagram depicting the relationship between A˙ and A. Fig. 1b. The time paths of A (t) in relation to A∗ . T For a given value of w which is less than A∗ , the time path {A (t)}t=t0 will start at a value A (t0 ), which is greater than w and less than A∗ . The value of A (t) will decrease over time and reach w at time T . On the other hand, for a T given value of w which is greater than A∗ , the time path {A (t)}t=t0 will start ∗ at a value A (t0 ), which is less than w and greater than A .

N} , subject to the deterministic dynamics x˙ (s) = f [s, x (s) , u1 (s) , u2 (s) , . . 45) where x (s) ∈ X ⊂ Rm denotes the state variables of game, and ui ∈ U i is the control of Player i, for i ∈ N . The functions f [s, x, u1 , u2 , . . , un ], g i [s, ·, u1 , u2 , . . , un ] and q i (·), for i ∈ N , and s ∈ [t0 , T ] are differentiable functions. A set-valued function η i (·) defined for each i ∈ N as η i (s) = x (t) , t0 ≤ t ≤ i s , t0 ≤ i s ≤ s, where is is nondecreasing in s, and η i (s) determines the state information gained and recalled by Player i at time s ∈ [t0 , T ].

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