Goldsmiths’ 2014 Mathematics

Postscript I really enjoyed the Goldsmiths’ maths course but I did find most of it very difficult. The Queen Mary maths staff were brilliant so if you are kind enough to read my blog and you find mistakes they are entirely my own. I would be very grateful if you could let me know anything […]

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Goldsmiths’ 2014 Mathematics

Friday 25th July Open Problems in Mathematics Dr Thomas Prellberg What is Mathematics? What we’d like our prospective students to know: Mathematics is not: just “doing things with numbers and letters and other symbols” just a collection of facts and rote recipes just computational and arithmetic skills – although learning the times table by heart […]

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Goldsmiths’ 2014 Mathematics

Thursday 24th July Game theory Dr. Reto Mueller r.mueller@qmul.ac.uk Game Theory is the study of strategic decision making Game Theory is the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers. An alternative name for this theory is ”interactive decision theory”. Game theory is mainly used in economics, political science, and psychology, […]

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