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    Ohio University
  Dec 16, 2017
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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MATH 1250 - Introductory Game Theory

The course introduces mathematical models for situations of conflict, whether actual or recreational, and considers two-person, n-person, zero-sum and nonzero-sum games, Nash equilibria, cooperation and the prisoner’s dilemma. Application to fields such as environmental policy, business decisions, football, evolution, warfare and poker will be analyzed. The course uses elements of algebra, geometry and probability skills, including matrix manipulation, linear and quadratic equations, graphing equations, extracting information from graphs, determining probabilities and expectation values.

Requisites: C or better in MATH D005 or MATH 102 or MATH D004 or Math Placement Level 1 or higher WARNING: No credit for this course if taken after any MATH course numbered 1200 or higher
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1M
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

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