- There are 9 problem sets in all, but we will only take into account your 8 best scores.
- It is okay to discuss problem sets with other students taking the class, and to consult published materials. But each student must complete the assignment on his or her own.
- There were no problem sets for Weeks 1, 10, and 12.
- The problem set for Week 4 appears courtesy of TA Owain R. Evans.
- The problem sets count for 45% of the course grade.
|WEEK #||LECTURE TOPICS||PROBLEM SET|
|2||Time Travel / Free Will||Problem set 1 (PDF)|
|3||Newcomb's Paradox||Problem set 2 (PDF)|
Coordination Games: Nash Equlibria, Schelling Points and the Prisoner's Dilemma
(This session was conducted by TA Owain R. Evans.)
|Extra-credit problem set 2.5 (PDF)|
|5||Foundations of Probability||Problem set 3 (PDF)|
|6||Zeno's Paradoxes||Problem set 4 (PDF)|
|7||Infinity||Problem set 5 (PDF)|
|8||The Higher Infinite||Problem set 6 (PDF)|
|9||The Axiom of Choice||Problem set 7 (PDF)|
|11||Computability||Problem set 8 (PDF)|
|13||Gödel's Theorem||Problem set 9 (PDF)|
The End-of-Term assignment will be posted during Week 13, and is due the following week.
Although individual consultation of published materials is okay, discussing the end-of-term assignment before the due date with anyone—whether or not they are taking the class—is strictly prohibited. All work on the assignment must be the student's own.
The End-of-Term assignment counts for 50% of the course grade.
Any suspicion of plagiarism or academic dishonesty will be aggressively pursued. Please consult MIT's Handbook on Academic Integrity.