Teaching and Advising

Spring of 2007

Math 486, Game Theory      TR 8-9:15. 267 Willard.
textbook: Introduction to Game Theory by P.Morris, Springer Verlag.
office hours:  TR 9:30-11.  215 MB.
outlines & grading policy (syllabus)   
office hours:  TR  8-9:30 a.m.  215 McAllister Bldg

1/16 Class 1 Examples of Games .
1/18 Class 2. See the plan.
1/23 Class 3: Extensive form with perfect info. Strategies. Homework: solve the restricted Nim ( < 10 stones in a move).
1/25 Drop/Add deadline is this Thursday,.
1/26 4:40 p 106 MB. My talk on games (covered the first 6 classes).
2/1/7 Class 6.

Midterm 1 Th  Febr 8, Ch. 1.  solutions | pictures |
Students of Math 484.2 in Fall of 2006: midterm 3 pictures added.
2/9/7   1/26 4:40 p 106 MB. My second talk on games.

h2 solutions: html | msword ||

Midterm 2  Th Mar 22.  Ch. 2-4.
Midterm 3   Th. April 26. Ch. 5-6.



50 students limit. 63 seats.  PC and DVD player with projector are available in our classroom



my links:
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Web Links

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

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 
91  Game theory, economics, social and behavioral sciences:  games   | | Games at Yahoo / ||   Online Notes on games    || gametheory.net |
blackjack   1      | 2   |  Nim  |   2    |  3   4  || | car &goats  =  the Monty Hall problem |  | 2 | 3 |4 | 5 || Chicken  wikipedia   |  2  ||
Heads and Tails = Matching Pennies   1     2    | 3    ||  Rock, Paper, Scissors| |  2      |  3     || Hex || dots  = rectangles  = dots&boxes ||
Sweepstakes 1   ||  The Prisoner's Dilemma 1    |    2      ||  3   |     |  |  Game of Life      1     | 2 | |   Tic-Tac-Toe     |   2   ||
 games and math programming  | matrix game solver |
cellular automata | combinatorial game theory | Mathematical Psychology  |

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