We introduce and investigate certain N player dynamic games on the line and in the plane that admit Coulomb gas dynamics as a Nash equilibrium. Most significantly, we find that the universal local limit of the equilibrium is sensitive to the chosen model of player information in one dimension but not in two dimensions. We also find that players can achieve game theoretic symmetry through selfish behavior despite non-exchangeability of states, which allows us to establish strong localized convergence of the N-Nash systems to the expected mean field equations when tested against locally optimal player ensembles, i.e., against those exhibiting the same local limit as the Nash-optimal ensemble. In one dimension, this convergence notably features a nonlocal-to-local transition in the population dependence of the N-Nash system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Mathematical Physics