Math 432, Fall 2017


Dr. Jim Haglund, jhaglund@math.upenn.edu
Course webpage: http://www.math.upenn.edu/~jhaglund/432/


Office Phone: 215-573-9093

Lecture: MWF 10-10:50am in ??

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Course: Game Theory is a relatively new and exciting field of mathematics which has applications to economics and many other areas. This course covers standard topics in game theory such as combinatorial games, two person (zero-sum and general-sum) games, noncooperative games, and Nash's equilibrium theorem. We will focus on the mathematics involved.

Text: The text for this course is " Game Theory" by Thomas S. Ferguson, available free online at his UCLA webpage. Some auxillary sources which may be helpful to consult, on reserve in the Math/Physics Library in DRL 3N1, are "Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays" by Berlekamp, Conway, and Guy, and "A Course in Game Theory" by M. J. Osborne and A. Rubenstein.