Lecture 2: Tic-Tac-Toe theory -- results, proofs

Lecturer: 

Jozsef Beck, Rutgers
I will discuss the exciting connections and differences(!) between the so-called Probabilistic Method (``Erdos'') and the Fake Probabilistic Method (``potential technique''), the basic tool of this type of game theory. Why are games so much more challenging than the Random Model? What is the mysterious duality between Achievement and Avoidance games? I try to answer these questions. I will outline some proofs.

Date: 

Mon, 20/03/2006 - 11:00

Location: 

Math 110