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**Math 486.
MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF GAMES (3)**

Basic theorems, concepts, and methods in the mathematical study of
games of strategy; determination of optimal play when possible.

Prerequisite: MATH
220; MATH 230 or 231. Math 484 is useful but not required.

**Textbook**: Introduction to Game
Theory by P.Morris, Springer Verlag

We have a quiz and/or a homework graded every week, about 30 pts a
week.

Three midterms in class are given, about 75 pts each. Extra pts are
given for

work in class. To get A, one has to get at least 90% of the sum of
maximal scores.

Here are lower limits for other grades:

A- 86 2/3 %,

B+ 83 1/3 %,

B 80 %,

B- 76 2/3 %,

C+ 73 1/3 %,

C 70%,

D 60%.

No make-ups are given for missing tests in class unless e-mail sent
to

vstein@math.psu.edu before the class.

Partial credit for late homework is given.
To get full credit in any test, give an answer and details (how you got the answer).

Books and notes are allowed during tests, but no joint work at
graded tests. Computers are allowed for homework.

No points are given after the last class.

**No cheating**
is tolerated.

No littering |