(Replaces MAT308 beginning AY 2012-13)

The mathematical concept of a game is an abstraction which encompasses conflict-cooperation situations in which strategy (not just chance) plays a role. Games in extensive form, pure and behavioral strategies; normal form, mixed strategies, equilibrium points; coalitions, characteristic-function form, imputations, solution concepts; related topics and applications.

Central topics of the theory and some of its applications will be discussed. Introductory aspects of algorithmic game theory will be covered, if time permits.