 Alan Hensel's homepage  Alan Hensel
Instantaneously convert from decimals to fractions, as you type, with this JavaScript calculator. Hensel, a software developer, also offers a Java version of Conway's Game of Life, as well as interactive Twixt Quarterboard puzzles (Ajax) and a Twixt commentator
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 American Go Association
Learn to play the ancient Chinese board game called Go in Japan, Baduk in Korea, and Weichi in China. Go is said to be 4,000 years old, and is played worldwide. This site lists clubs and resources for beginning and expert players. The AGA provides free
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 Aviezri Fraenkel
Aviezri Fraenkel is an Israeli mathematician investigating combinatorial game theory. This page offers preprints and recent reprints in postscript format; a comprehensive bibliography on combinatorial games; and links to information on conferences and
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 The Awari Oracle  John Romein
Play the ancient African "count and capture" strategy board game, related to mancala, and also known as wari, awale, oware, or ayo. Dutch computer scientists from Amsterdam's Vrije Universiteit developed a program that computes the best move and eventual
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 The Boise Problem Book  Marion Scheepers; Dept. of Mathematics, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Combinatorial games and set theory. Chapters include: Covering games and Memory; Peculiar sets of real numbers and games; Gdelta properties and games; The precipitous ideal game; Cardinal numbers related to the real line; Embedding problems; Gaps; The
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 Books: Professional & Technical: Professional Science: Mathematics  Amazon.com
Browse bestselling math books from the Professional and Technical Bookstore at Amazon.com, in such categories as Applied; Chaos & Systems; Geometry & Topology; Mathematical Analysis; Mathematical Physics; Number Systems; Pure Mathematics; Transformations;
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 Chinook (champion checkers computer program)  Jonathan Schaeffer, Dept. of Computing Science, Univ. of Alberta
Chinook is the World ManMachine Checkers Champion, a title it earned by competing in human tournaments and defeating the best players in the world.
Chinook is the byproduct of a research effort started in 1989 into gameplaying strategies. The longterm
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 Combinatorial Games Page  Erik Demaine
A combinatorial game usually involves complete information, with no hidden cards and no random randomness  a pure strategy game. Demaine has researched combinatorial puzzles such as Tetris, Clobber, Phutball, Pushing blocks (puzzles involving a robot
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 Combinatorial Game Theory  David Eppstein, Theory Group, ICS, UC Irvine
A list of links to materials on the Web. Combinatorial Game Theory studies strategies and mathematics of twoplayer games of perfect knowledge such as chess or go (but often either concentrating instead on simpler games such as nim, or solving endgames
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 Cooperative Two Person Generalized (NonZero) Sum Game  Elmer G. Wiens; Egwald Web Services Ltd.
This article uses John Nash's theory to solve the "Battle of the Sexes" twoperson cooperative (bargaining) game. It discusses such key concepts as the negotiation set, threat strategies, the Nash function, the negotiated settlement, and the payoff tradeoff
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 David Eppstein's Teaching  David Eppstein
Archives of Information and Computer Science courses in computational statistics, computability, design and analysis of algorithms, computational geometry, game programming (Java versions of mancala, othello, and fanorona), graduate data structures, computational
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 Digital Deletions  Pierre Ysewijn
An interactive JavaScript version of Conway's Digital Deletions game, in which numbers in a string are lowered to zero or erased. Users can play with different numbers of digits, different strategy levels, different starters, different sources of digits
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 Dots and Boxes  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
The familiar pencilandpaper game of DotsandBoxes can be played on several different levels of sophistication. Elwyn Berlekamp posits that the game can be played on at least four different levels. "Players at any level consistently beat players at
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 Dr Len Fisher: Opening the Door to Science  Len Fisher
Fisher concentrates on the science of the everyday and making science accessible. His latest book is Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Real Life. The site contains excerpts from his books as well as descriptions of his talks, articles about his work,
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 Evolutionary Dynamics  Daniel Rosenbloom
Problem sets and links to reference books for modeling dynamical systems in evolutionary biology. Course Assistant Rosenbloom's Mathematica tutorials and examples include two HIV scenarios (simple virus dynamics, and virus dynamics for multiple strains)
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 The Five Percent Solution  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
"Mathematical disciplines such as statistics, optimization theory, probability theory, queuing theory, control theory, game theory, and operations research are all used routinely in making difficult choices in public policy, health, business, manufacturing,
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 Fritz Dooley's Mancala Center  Fritz Dooley
Game theory analysis of the board game Mancala, written as a research paper for Harvard Business School.
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 GAMES Group  The University of Alberta
GAMES is a research group for Gameplaying, Analytical methods, Minimax search and Empirical Studies. It produces realtime programs for strategic game such as Amazons, Awari, Checkers, Chess, Domineering, Go, Hex, Lines of Action, Othello, Poker, RoShamBo,
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 Game Theory .net  Mike Shor
Lecture notes, text book reviews, and interactive applets and games, print and online tests and quizzes, a section on game theory in pop culture, and links to other resources on the web.
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 Harvard Sports Analysis Collective
Dedicated to the quantitative analysis of sports strategy and management, this Harvard student organization focuses on the intersection of sports, sports business, statistics, and problem solving. Original analysis and research into sports analytics authored
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 The International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG)
Organization for the study of the theory and applications of dynamic games. Publishes two journals, Annals of Dynamic Games and International Game Theory Review. Conferences, newsletter, mailing list and membership information.
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 Introduction to Game Theory: Wining Business in A Competitive Environment  Prof. Hossein Arsham; University of Baltimore
Presents the theory of twoperson, zerosum games. Applications to optimal portfolio selections in investment decisions together with risk assessment are presented.
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 IQFlash.com  Sergey Melnikov
Logic and math games include a variation of Nim, Rhumb Line (similar to tictactoe), and Breakfast Brainstorm (rotate the pans in order to make each of the four numbers equal 20 as soon as possible). Strategy articles include games such as tictactoe,
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 Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma  Delayaye, Mathieu, Beaufils
A comprehensive source of information on the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma, and on the representation, study of, and knowledge about cooperation (and evolution of cooperation) between agents. Strategies, references (papers in English and French, bibliography),
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 Journal of Difference Equations and Applications
This journal presents papers on difference equations and the academic, analytical and engineering problems in which they arise. The journal is composed of original research, expository and review articles, as well as papers that present new concepts in
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 Mathematical/Abstract Games in Portuguese  Jorge Nuno Silva
A site devoted to mathematical games: find information about the games and their strategies, exchange them online, compete in contests such as the Campeonato Nacional de Jogos Matemáticos (CNJM), participate in discussion forums, and more. Games
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 Mathematics Illuminated  Annenberg Media
A video course for adult learners, high school and college teachers; 13 halfhour video programs, online text, course guide, and Web site; graduate credit available. "Rather than a series of problems to be solved, mathematics is presented as play we engage
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 Math Games for Fun  Ciciu Alexandru
JavaScript games of logic, game theory, memory, and graph theory: lights off, flipping triangles, peg solitaire, place 7 balls, Nim and bogus Nim, Mastermind, the four knights, Josephus Flavius, and more. Click the "game strategy" button for hints.
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 Math Is Power Math Puzzles  National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
Six Shockwave games. CodeBreaker requires using trial and error to deduce the correct string of colored circles, given feedback on position and quantity. In Space Tag, two players take turns moving on a grid, one of them attempting to occupy the other's
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 Maths Illustrated (review of A Beautiful Mind)  Lynne Butler, Haverford College
Download or read online Butler's review of the movie A Beautiful Mind, originally published in the April, 2002 Notices of the AMS. Learn about the movie's internal references to game theory, and other details and discrepancies involved in its filming,
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 Maxwell's Demon  Edmund Harriss
Harriss, a mathematician and artist of substitution tilings, tilings with a scaling symmetry like the Penrose Tiling, writes that "the major themes of this blog revolve around mathematics communication and mathematics art." His posts, which date back
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 Mind Your Decisions: Game Theory Tuesdays  Presh Talwalkar
An archive of weekly blog posts of articles about game theory. The articles cover probability, politics, personal finance, and economics. The focus is on building strategic thinking and improving outcomes, particularly for personal finance.
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 Minesweeper Logic  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
In the basic version of this Windowsbased game, the player faces a gray landscape of 64 blank squares in an eightbyeight grid. The object is to locate 10 randomly placed "land mines" hidden among the playing field's squares, working as quickly as possible
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 Nice Guys Finish First (Sometimes) (MatheMUSEments!)  Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
There's trouble in the schoolyard. A kid has accused you and your pals of doing something you shouldn't have. You have to decide whether to stick with the gang or go your own way. You're not completely sure you can trust your friends, so you face a tough
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 Operations Research  Elmer G. Wiens; Egwald Web Services Ltd.
Operations research  game theory and linear programming: an online linear programming solver; and an online solver of twoperson zero sum games (play a twoperson zero sum game online).
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 The Prisoners' Dilemma  Brefi Group
A game to teach winwin cooperation and negotiation to teams. Purchase readymade forms and instructions for teams to play this famous trust game, based on the "Prisoners' Dilemma" in which two criminals who are arrested after a crime are immediately
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 The Prisoners' Dilemma  F. Heylighen, Principia Cybernetica Web
Cooperation in game theory: the principle of suboptimization. A game that has been and continues to be studied by people in a variety of disciplines, ranging from biology through sociology and public policy. It is a "nonzerosum" game: the best strategy
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 Prisoners' Dilemma  Wayne Davis
An interactive game simulation inspired by Prisoners' Dilemma game theory as described in the book The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. The payoff is a reduction in prison sentencing of very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad, which is translated
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 Problems with a Point  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
A collection of problems designed to help students in grades 612 learn new mathematical ideas by building on old ones. Varying in difficulty and approaches, these problems are useful for teachers, students, parents, math clubs, homeschoolers, and others.
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 Profile (John H. Conway): Not Just Fun and Games  Mark Alpert, Scientific American
A short biography of the Englishborn Princeton University mathematician and a discussion of some of his major mathematical contributions. ...over the past three decades Conway has made some of his greatest contributions to mathematical theory by analyzing
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 Quantum Games  Ivars Peterson  Science News Online
Scientists studying quantum computation offer new perspectives on coin tossing, chess, and game theory. Theorists intend to apply the peculiarities of quantum behavior to game theory, two previously unrelated fields. These researchers propose that the
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 Repeated Prisoner's Dilemma Applet  Mike Shor
A repeated prisoner's dilemma game in which the user plays for twentyfive
rounds against each of five different (unknown) 'personality types'. Demonstrates the value of cooperation and the ability to take advantage of
some simple rules.
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 Revathi Narasimhan  Department of Mathematics, Kean University
College Math, College Algebra, and Calculus course resources and links include Narasimhan's own Interactive Calculus tutorial, which requires the LiveMath plugin. See also Using Excel in Finite Math and Applied Calculus, freely downloadable Excel workbooks
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 Spatialised Prisoner's Dilemma: Evolution Simulator  Wayne Davis
Spatialised version of the Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma game theory that allows the users to set their own strategies and simulate evolution of strategies: Coded in Javascript by Wayne Davis.
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 Steve's Words  Steve Lee
Mathematicsrelated articles by a student at UCLA include brief reviews of books on chaos theory and an article on the connection between game theory and nuclear strategy.
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 Strawberry Macaw's Puzzle Page
Although simple, this collection of four logic puzzles provides a challenge for students of any age. The interactive puzzles are: The Fox, the Duck, and the Bag of Corn; The Three Gallon and Five Gallon Cans; The TwentyThree Matches Game; and The Game
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 Truel in the Sun  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Brilliant sunshine bakes a huddled row of ramshackle, weatherbeaten buildings lining a dusty thoroughfare. Two gunfighters slam out of a decrepit saloon and stalk toward their posts at either end of the street. Facing each other, they prepare to draw
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 tutOR  Moshe Sniedovich and Angie Byrne
An online Operations Research (OR) tutorial system developing tutorial modules for specific OR topics, generic web tools to facilitate the construction of the OR modules, and research of the WWW technologies pertaining to this project. Modules for investigating
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 A Viral Dilemma  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
An article that discusses how, in effect, a virus is caught up in a version of the prisoners' dilemma, a widely studied game in which acting for individual advantage clashes with acting for the collective benefit. Game theorists devised the prisoners'
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 What is Go?  Mindy McAdams
An introducation to the 4,000 year old Chinese board game called Go in Japan, Baduk in Korea, and Weichi in China. Teaching materials and links to many of the most popular Go websites are included. Contents: brief history of the game; professional players,
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