Math 167 Game Theory
 Prof. Olga Radko, radko@math.ucla.edu MS5356 TA: Steve Chan, skchan@math.ucla.edu MS 2925 Office hours: M 1:30-2:30, W 1-2, F 11-12 Office hours: T 2-3, Th (12-1) & 1-2

Textbook: K. Benmore, Fun and Games

Class description: This is an introductory class in game theory. The class starts with two-player gaems of perfect information without chance moves. Further topics include background probability theory, lotteries, mixed strategies, pure and mixed Nash equilibria and refinement.

Prerequisite: math 115a or equivalent (first part of undergraduate Linear Algebra).

# Class Calendar

 Homework due date Assigned Homework Material Remarks Oct. 8th 1.10: 1a)-e), 2, 5, 7, 17 Solutions 0.1, 0.1.3, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4.1, 1.1-1.5 Problems 1f) and  20 from 1.10 are moved to the next homework Oct. 15th 1.10: 1f), 18-21, 25 Solutions 1.7-1.9, 2.1-2.3 Quiz # 1 on Tuesday Oct. 23nd 1.10: 25 (moved from hw 2); 2.6: 5, 7, 8, 11, 23. Solutions 2.4-2.5, 3.1-3.2, 3.4 Oct. 29th 2.6: 26; 3.7: 1--7 Solutions 3.1-3.2, 3.4 Quiz # 2 on Tuesday Nov. 5th 3.7: 10 -- 12, 15, 18; 4.8: 1, 2 Solutions 3.4, 3.5, start Ch. 4 Practice Midterm Review: Thursday, at noon in 5252 Boelter. Nov. 12th 4.8: 14, 18, 29; 5.9: 2, 3, 5. Solutions Ch. 4 and begin Ch. 5 Midterm on Monday, Nov. 8th in Haines 118 Midterm solutions. Nov. 19th 5.9: 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, 19, 20 Solutions Finish Ch. 5, start Ch. 6 Quiz # 3 on Tuesday Nov. 26th 5.9: 21, 27; 6.10: 2, 5 Solutions 6.1--6.4 Happy Thanksgiving! Dec. 3rd 6.10: 15, 18, 19, 27b, 28a Solutions 6.5--6.7 Dec. 10th 7..9: 1, 6, 13 7.1, 7.2, 7.7 Quiz #4 on Tuesday. Final Exam: Dec. 17th, 8-11am, room TBA

Homework: The homework will be assigned weekly, and is an essential part of the class. Each week, several chosen problems will be graded, and in addition a  certain  score will be assigned for the completeness of the homework. Two lowest homework scores will be dropped in the computation of your grade.

Midterm: There will be one midterm, on November 8, during regular class hours.  Please, make sure that you have no time conflict on this date.
Unless you have a documented medical illness, there will be no make-up exam.

Quizzes: There will be several quizzes throughout the quarter. Quiz topics and dates will be announced in advance. One lowest quiz score will be dropped in the computation of your grade.