This video clip defines the first discussion forum question , about how your ideas about what game theory is all about have changed after the first introductory lecture (this particular clip contains brief in-class discussions with 3 students from a couple of years ago then works through the key ideas in some textbook definitions of game theory).
Interesting complementary material to this introduction can be found here:
- the BBC Radio 4 “in our Time” podcast on game theory by Melvyn Bragg
- The introduction by the authors (an economist and 2 computer scientists) of the Coursera game theory course Game Theory Online is worth listening to as well (Indeed if you wish to learn a LOT more about game theory than you will in our introductory course – and are willing to learn/work with mathematics as a language for game theory – subscribe to this Youtube channnel AND take their coursera courses on game theory at coursera.org).
The next clip to watch is how to appreciate the difference between single-person agent and multi-person ideas about rationality.