Teaching and Advising

by L.N.Vaserstein

Spring of 2011

office hours:  TR  9:30-11a. 215 McAllister Bldg
| integrity | sci integrity |  no littering
Homework to be submitted by email to vstein@math.psu.edu with  Math 486  and the homework number (e.g., h1)  on Subject line.
It is due by the noon of the next day after the class. If your name is not on the From line, include it on  Subject line.
If your homework is not in plain text format, point out the format and include your homework as an attachment. 
Avoid .docx format. Use white paper and black pen before scaning.  Do not sent enotes with size more than 0.5 M.
Any email concerning Math 486 should have Math 486 on Subject line.
       
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Math 486.001,  Game Theory  40 students
TR 8-9:15a.   267  Willard
textbook: Introduction to Game Theory by P.Morris, Springer Verlag.  corrections
outlines & grading policy (syllabus)  

1/11  Class 1 Examples of Games .
1/13 Class 2. See the plan.
1/18 Class 3: Extensive form with perfect info. Strategies.  Normal form.
1/19 Drop  deadline.  
2/3  Midterm 1    m1 |   | solutions by E.D.R. in pdf | correction by  B.C.B.: in #5, the strategy (1,2,1) is not an equilibrium. | solutions by D.B.C. with #1 corrected but still wrong | solving #1 |

3/6-12 Spring Break, no classes
3/17 Midterm 2        | sol3 |


3/24. clips. Pareto optimality.

h8.

4/21 Midterm 3| sol |

4/28  Last class   

4/29  Withdrawal - Deadline       

4/30 Grades entered : WN,WN, WN, F, F, F, D,D, C,C,C,C+,C+,C+,C+,C+,... (40 grades). The best students: Ivan and Nathan.

pictures:   m1, m2   m3 .


my links

Spring 2000    |   Fall 2000   | Spring 2001  |  Fall 2001 Roe | Spring 2002  || Fall 2002  Math 436  |Math 486 || Spring 2003 |
Fall 2003 |  Spring 2004 games | Fall 2004 | Spring 2005 | | Fall 2005 | Spring 2006 |  Fall  2006 | Spring 2007 games |  Fall  2007 |
 Spring 2008 games | Fall 2008 LP | Fall 2009 | Spring 2010 Games| | Fall 2010 LP |
Hungarian Method


PSU links

a job | a job text |   jobs  for math majors |
Teach for  America (for seniors) | National Security Education Program |
 |  MURE |wiser    |

math  class schedule | math instr  manual  | www.medianet.libraries.psu.edu |
SPIRIT  || PSU OR   | OR coll 2005  |    Colloquium Fall 2000   || blue book |  white book ||
| PSU auctions| PSU algebra and number theory  (with OR at math dept)|
math undegrad  | coop  | free lunch  | academic integrity  (what is cheating)|
| feedback     (send anonymous email to professor)  |   grader |
Socrates   | errors lead to disasters | entering  grades and class lists by elion |
PSU calendarAngel |


Internet links

NUMB3RS   is a CBS show mixing math and crime . It premieres on Sunday,  January 23, 2005 10PM ET (after football).

Nash & Kuhn with Ingrid's  undergraduate class at Princeton | the same at utube  2009


15. Linear algebra:  International Linear Algebra Society
   | definitions |
games and math programming  |
03 Logic: fallacy ||  Dantzig    at Stanford || Kantorovich | Nash |
90. Operations research, mathematical programming:   | Mathematical Programming Glossary  | FAQ on LP |
     |   Bibliography for Discrete Event Systems Simulation: Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis    |
     |   Global optimization page (U Wien) | Global optimization page (BU) |
     |   Mathematical Optimization TU Braunschweig     |  traveling salesman   | Interesting Models   |
     | Applied Management Science   |  INFORMS Online  | INFORMS  Resources|
 ||  software |
Opportunities for Research Funding in Operations Research / Management Sciences |
simplex |   LP tutoral
Hungarian algorithm - Wiki  |     Natching   k-m    | egres |
91  Game theory, economics, social and behavioral sciences: Game of Life  | 2 | |  games   | Chronology of Game Theory |
blackjack  | blackjack| Nim  || car &goats (the Monty Hall problem) | 2 | 3 |4 | 5 | games and math programming  | matrix game solver |
cellular automata | combinatorial game theory | Mathematical Psychology  |
Education: A.Toom |
college math:   Dave's Tables Cool Math  MBoneAsk Dr. Math   Common UG math errors   WEB Tutorials
| Mathematics Journal for Undergraduates  |  math jokes   more:    2 | 34  | 5   |

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