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Games without Chance: Combinatorial Game Theory

Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera

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This course will cover the mathematical theory and analysis of simple games without chance moves.

Taught by

Tom Morley
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Upcoming
Subject Economics
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 1-3 hours a week
Calendar 7 weeks long
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2.0 2 years ago
by Zach is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The maths in this course is somewhat interesting, but honestly I feel it is let down by a poor presentation. The content of the course jumps back and forwards very rapidly: some weeks some knowledge is assumed and then the next week the lecturer explains it. Even then there are some reasonably large gaps and 'obvious' questions unanswered. Despite the technology available, presentation is done using a camera filming the lecturer writing on paper as he goes: this is a very classic mathematic style but somewhat out of place for a MOOC.
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3.0 4 years ago
by Adelyne Chan completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I took this course because I was curious as to how "Games Without Chance" could be analysed - many of the strategic courses I had taken previously had an element of chance. Prof Morley does very well in keeping things engaging and adding some sense of humour into his lectures.
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3.0 2 years ago
by Anirudh Agrawal completed this course.
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