Course Catalog

UGRD > MATH > 384L

Game Theory, Evolution and Ecology

Fundamental concepts of evolutionary game theory and their application in biology. Topics include: the strategy and payoff matrix, the game tree, strategic and extensive form games, symmetric games, Nash equilibria. Evolutionary game theory concepts are discussed for two-strategy games (Prisoner's Dilemma, Hawk-Dove) and three-strategy games (Rock-Scissors-Paper). Biological examples are studied, such as blood sharing in vampire bats, competition in bacteria, or the evolution of altruistic punishment.BIOL 384L and MATH 384L are the same course.

Offered in:

2016 Fall

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 5782 MW
16:00 - 17:15
Brault,Solange|Killingback,Timothy P M01-0428
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/06/2016
Capacity: 17
Enrolled: 17
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites:
Course Attributes: