Markov chains have been used in a wide variety of areas such as computer, science, linguistics and finance. After an overview of Markov chains is presented, the talk will focus on the application of Markov chains to the popular board game RISK. Specifically, this talk will look at the probability of winning a territory given the size of the defending army and size of the attacking army. Further discussion will involve the expected losses of both armies in the battle based on the probabilities generated. By analyzing the results, an answer to the question, "When should I attack?" will be provided.
Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
"Markov Chains and the RISK Board Game"
by William Horn
Tuesday, April 14, 4:30 p.m.
in Patterson 301
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