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Game Theory

  • Semester 2 2021-2022

    Jan 12, 2022 - April 29, 2022 For Member Schools Register
  • Semester 1 2022-2023

    Aug 31, 2022-Dec 16, 2022 For Members Registration closed
  • Semester 2 2022-2023

    Jan 11, 2023-April 28, 2023 For Members Registration closed

Course Overview

Do you play games? Do you ever wonder if you’re using “the right” strategy? What makes one strategy better than another? In this course, we explore a branch of mathematics known as game theory, which answers these questions and many more. Game theory has many applications as we face dilemmas and conflicts every day, most of which we can treat as mathematical games. We consider significant global events from fields like diplomacy, political science, anthropology, philosophy, economics, and popular culture. Specific topics include two-person zero-sum games, two person non-zero-sum games, sequential games, multiplayer games, linear optimization, and voting and power theory.

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