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Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction

Richard S. Sutton
and Andrew G. Barto

First Edition (see here for second edition)
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1998
A Bradford Book

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This introductory textbook on reinforcement learning is targeted toward engineers and scientists in artificial intelligence, operations research, neural networks, and control systems, and we hope it will also be of interest to psychologists and neuroscientists.

There are also Japanese and Russian translations available.

Scanned versions are available through MIT CogNet at many university web sites.