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Math 486, Mathematical Theory of Games
486.1 TR 09:05-10:20 Osmond Lab 106 syllabusF17.1.rtf
486.2 MWF 08:00-08:50 Willard Bldg 262 syllabusF17.2.rtf
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MR1301077 (95k:90001) Morris, Peter Introduction to game theory. Universitext. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994. xvi+230 pp. ISBN: 0-387-94284-X (Reviewer: James Bergin), 90-01 (90Dxx) (the maim text, by the guy who suggested Math 486)
MR0841075 (87d:90191) Szép, J.(H-KMU); Forgó, F.(H-KMU)
Introduction to the theory of games. Akadémiai Kiadó (Publishing House of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Budapest, 1985. xviii+392 pp. ISBN: 963-05-3357-X 90Dxx (more math; 1999 edition is in paper form at the library).
1985 psu online
Ken Binmore Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction Oxford 2007. (more modern vocabulary, less math)
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Linear Algebra is a prerequisite. You have to know :
what is a linear equation,
what it means to solve it,
how to solve any system of linear equations.
This is needed for class and will be tested. No division by 0 is tolerated .
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Those students have much higher failure rate so I do not sign permits to add.
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