## Sunday, April 29, 2007

### Our paper is done.

## Tuesday, April 24, 2007

### The model is done and I am just writing it up this morning.

## Sunday, April 22, 2007

### I am working on our term paper this morning.

## Friday, April 20, 2007

### I wrote my final exam in applied probability today.

## Tuesday, April 17, 2007

### Organizing my applied probability course notes.

### I wrote the SYS5140 economic systems design 2007 final exam last night.

## Monday, April 16, 2007

### Everything is packed for the exam in 2 hours.

### My sympathies go out today to the students and staff and families at Virginia Tech.

### I am calling it a night again.

## Sunday, April 15, 2007

### I reviewed example cases and example answers to these cases.

### I reviewed lecture #5 notes just now and the workshop lecture #6 notes. I am half way through the course material now in my exam study review.

### I reviewed chapter 16 of Beinhocker's now for lecture #5

### I reviewed chapter 8 of Beinhocker now.

### I reviewed lecture #4's notes just now.

## Saturday, April 14, 2007

### I am calling it a night.

### I read the Bar-Yam chapter 2 on neural networks just now.

### I reviewed Beinhocker's chapter 7 now for lecture #4.

I would like to complete reading and reviewing lectures #5 and #6 by midnight and then sleep when that is done.

### I just quickly reviewed the power point lecture notes now for lecture #3.

### I reviewed the other required reading for lecture #3.

### I just reviewed the Beinhocker chapter for lecture #3.

### I reviewed the professor's lecture notes now for lecture #2.

### I reviewed chapter 2 of Bowles now.

Also in this chapter are the segregation models, the hawk dove game, the bourgeois games both pure and contested ;and in this chapter he introduces non-best-responses.

### I was slowing down with studies and watched hockey on TV and napped.

### I reviewed chapter 4 now of Beinhocker for lecture #2.

### I reviewed all the notes now for lecture #1.

### I reviewed Bowles chapter 1 just now.

### I reviewed Lecture #1's Beinhocker reading which was chapter 10.

### I am just printing out final copies of lecture notes and organizing my lecture notes for SYS5140.

## Thursday, April 12, 2007

### I handed in my random walk programs.

So my progress report...I have two problems fully solved. I have another problem almost completely solved except for the final general form. I also have another problem involving extinction probabilities for a Poisson branching process solved except for the calculation of the ultimate extinction probability. The next problem after that is another ultimate extinction probability for a geometric branching process. Then I have a limiting distribution problem which we learned to solve in last afternoon's lecture.

## Wednesday, April 11, 2007

### I made the R programs output better graphs and am just doing final print outs now of the 12 walks.

## Tuesday, April 10, 2007

### I solved another half problem just now.

### Assignment #3 solutions.

### I completed the other half of the exercise now. So two exercises are now done.

### I read some of this week's required readings.

## Monday, April 09, 2007

### I have another half problem solved now.

I am only staying up for another five hours. I do mean to go to the university of Ottawa library this morning to read this week's required reading for our economics systems design course tomorrow. Tomorrow will be our last lecture. I will just check the hours of the library and then go to school now. I also want to borrow a book on error measurement or at least look at it.

### I have 1 problem from assignment #4 solved and typeset and another solved in my head.

## Sunday, April 08, 2007

### I did read a little more economics but need to get to work on assignment #4 now.

### I have 12 working programs now and will rest this work for the day.

### Code testing completed.

I am tempted to make a 3 dimensional random walk that walks to all points in an origin centered cube. In other words the next step can be any combination of for any of the three axis. Thus giving 6 choices with walking towards a face, 8 choices of walking to a corner, and 12 choices of walking to an edge. This could be or in my alternative version we would weight the probability based on the vector length of the walk. The probability would be inversely related to the vector length of the step. Thus setting the probability of walking to a face as unity with probability and then set the others to the inversion of their vector lengths. Thus walking along a diagonal would be walking to an edge and would have a probability of and walking to a corner would have probability .

Then a basic law of probability would be used to create this equation which would solve for

### The 3 dimensional walks have all worked now

### 3 dimensional walks not working.

## Saturday, April 07, 2007

### Testing yesterday's R code for the Bonus assignment.

### I have almost completed reading Bowles' third chapter now.

### Random walk programming continues for the past two or three days.

I now have successful random walks in 1, 2, 3, and 4 dimensions and have interactive plots for 1, 2, and 3 dimensions stable for runs of 1000 steps. I can not get a stable interactive plot in 4 dimensions. I also tried diagonal and axis walking random walks. This should be 4 walks with both diagonal and axis walking for 8 walks but for each walk I have an interactive and non-interactive walk for total of 16 R programs. I have 11 done now and must do three more 1 dimensional walks and 2 more 4 dimensional walks. The interactive walks plot the steps at each step and the non interactive draw a plot at the end of the walk showing the path of the walk after all steps are taken.

## Thursday, April 05, 2007

### I attended all lectures this week.

In my other course we looked at a model in Bowles for three person games describing the rise of agriculture and sharing and punishing in an extension of the solution of the hawk dove game and looked at the so called bourgeois strategy solution to this new game. I think anything that dictates a strategy is not a bourgeois strategy but certainly owning property which dictates the bourgeois strategy can be interpreted as a position of wealth that dictates a strategy. Thus our modeling of labour negotiations which is dependent on worker efforts might be called the hard workers/shirking worker strategy and has polar opposite effects on workers and management but then in Bowles model effort would not be monitorable so would lead to disagreements at the bargaining table as too whether workers were working too hard for too little for the workers to bargain in good faith or too little for the costs the employer endures or too hard for the money the employer pays.