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Game Theory

  • Semester 1

    Sept 2 - Dec 18, 2020 For Member Schools Registration closed
  • Semester 2

    Jan 13 - April 30, 2021 For Member Schools Register

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.

NCAA-approved course

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