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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Mathematical Game Theory by Saint Petersburg State University

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About the Course

Every day, almost every minute we make a choice. Right now you have made the choice to read this text instead of scrolling further. Choices can be insignificant: to go by tram or by bus, to take an umbrella or not. Sometimes they can be very significant and even crucial: the choice of University, life partner. However, the importance of choice may not be realized initially. Sometimes a decision "not to take an umbrella" radically changes everything. The choice may affect a small group of people or entire countries. In game тtheory, we call it the choice of strategy. Constantly interacting with society and adopting certain strategies, many of us wonder: why can't everyone exist peacefully and cooperate with each other? Why do those who have agreed to cooperate, suddenly break the agreement? What if one is cooperative and the other is not? How profitable should the interaction be for the opponent to change his opinion? When are long-term stable prospects better than short-term benefits, and when not? The answers to these and other questions you will find out in our course. This course will be useful for those who want to make choices based on mathematical calculations rather than relying on fate. Who is interested in world politics and at least once heard about the "Prisoner's Dilemma". The course is basic and does not require any special knowledge. In several sections, definitions and theorems from mathematical analysis and elements of probability theory will be used....
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By Enrico P

Jun 20, 2019

Very beautiful course, high level, 'russian' style I love. Particularly enjoyable after other introductory courses on GT. Not easy, but W1 to W4 are not that difficult and, jointly with a little part of W5, cover the syllabus of the typical GT course. W5 introduces the interesting notion of time consistency of the equilibrium solutions of games, that is quite an advanced issue typically not presented in other GT courses. W6 is about differential games and definitely this argument deserves a full course on itself to be fully understood and above all to learn how to solve this class of games. W6 lays on similarity with the previous approaches to give the idea of the results, but fails to transmit a practical solution tool. My idea is that W5 should have been expanded in two weeks and W6 should have been expanded into a full new course. But I cannot ask more to Petrosyan, he was extremely clear and precise in any point.

By Sun P

Mar 21, 2020

It is a wonderful course, very interesting. I like it so much. While it is a little tough for students not majoring in mathematics. Thanks for all efforts of all professors for this course.

By Afrin K

May 19, 2020

By Abhishek R

Jul 01, 2020

Very poor instructor