Re: poly: ESS for HPLD

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Fri Dec 05 1997 - 12:24:56 PST

Carl F. writes:
>You make an assumption:
>>At any
>>point growth can be stopped and ... spores can be sent out
>after some analysis the conclusion is:
>>So you always stay at an oasis until you completely exhaust it, then move on
>>all at once.
>but wasn't this implicit in the assumption? It seems to me the optimal
>strategy is to devote some fraction of your resources to reinvestment, and
>some fraction to sending out spores. ...

This may be optimal given some goals, but I was explicitly focusing on the
maximum average speed goal you introduced. Given the speed goal in the model
I analyzed, splitting your resources this way is not the optimal strategy.

>And, just to confuse matters further, A depends on V, since collisions with
>dust grains are more severe at higher speeds.


Robin Hanson
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Received on Fri Dec 5 12:26:01 1997

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