Prof. Erik Demaine
SP.268 / ES.SP268
We will explore the mathematical strategies behind popular games, toys, and puzzles. Topics covered will combine basic fundamentals of game theory, probability, group theory, and elementary programming concepts. Each week will consist of a lecture and discussion followed by game play to implement the concepts learned in class.
Li, Jing, Erik Demaine, and Melissa Gymrek. SP.268 The Mathematics in Toys and Games, Spring 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/special-programs/sp-268-the-mathematics-in-toys-and-games-spring-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA