### Game Theory Wrapup

Today I finally had a chance to read the end-of-term evaluations from the game theory course that I taught in the fall term. Overall I was very happy to read the evaluations; it definitely feels that the time which I invested into course preparation and helping students was well-spent.

On the back of the (anonymous) evaluations, the students have space to write free-form responses to various questions like “What did you think the instructor did well?” From the following responses on one of the surveys, I can be sure that my students have a (nerdy) sense of humour.

**Question 3: What did you think were the strong points of the course?
**(written response) :

*strong domination*

**Question 4: What did you think were the weak points of the course?**

(written response) : *weak domination*

(Why is this funny to me? These are technical terms that were used repeatedly in the course. Well almost, it’s strict instead of strong, but this is close enough. Let *x* and *y* be strategies for a player. We say that *x* __strictly dominates__ *y* if using choosing *x* is always better than choosing *y* for that player, no matter what the other players do. We say that *x* __weakly dominates__ *y* if, informally, *y* is never better than *x* and *x* is sometimes better than *y*.)

I was also glad to hear that someone liked the paperclips which I brought in to play the game of Nim. Or maybe they just like paperclips, it wasn’t clear.

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