This page collects together a range of teaching resources to accompany the book An Introduction to Multiagent Systems (Second Edition) by Mike Wooldridge.
Please note: These resources are intended for the second edition, a legacy site for the 1st edition is available here.
The following are avaiable:
iTunes University Course
Terry Payne at the University of Liverpool, has created an iTunes University Course to accompany the book, with a complete set of beautiful slides accompanying them. Terry plans to put video lectures online when possible.
A complete set of lecture slides is
available, in both PostScript and PDF formats. The complete set can be
downloaded in one gzipped tar file, which unpacks to a directory
distrib. This directory contains the following:
index.htmlin the top-level directory, which provides hyperlinks to the main directories in the distribution - if you install the lecture slides on your local WWW site for students to use, you can use this file as the basis of your site;
powerpoint-slides, which contains lecture slides in Microsoft PowerPoint format. The naming scheme is
lecture11.ppt. (These PowerPoint slides were developed by Professor Jeffrey S. Rosenschein, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and are made available here by his kind consent. They are based on the PDF/PostScript lecture slides developed for the book, but augment these in various places with excellent additional material developed by Jeff himself.)
pdf-slides, which contains lecture slides for twleve lectures in PDF format - the file names are
lect12.pdf- you can do an "online" presentation (rather like a Powerpoint slide show) with the PDF slides by using Adobe's Acrobat viewer (go to the "View" menu, then "full screen").
ps-slides, which contains the twelve sets of slides in PostScript format. The naming scheme is
2up, which contains files
lect12-2up.pdf. These are the lecture slides formatted 2 slides per page (more appropriate for handing out to students than the 1 per page slides).
4up, which is the same as
2upexcept that files are named
lect01-4up.pdf, and the document is formatted 4 slides per printed page. Again, more useful for student handouts.
Alternative Lecture Slides
Georg Groh from TU Munich generously contributed his alternative
slides from the book (in PowerPoint format) which cover lectures 1-6.
They can be downloaded as a single zip
archive, which unpacks to a directory
Most teaching institutes, when they initiate a new course or module on a degree or other programme, are required to write something which we at Liverpool call a "module description", which sets out the aims of the course/module, the learning outcomes for students, and the syllabus that will be followed. For convenience, I include here:
The following exam questions are intended to help students revise and study, by giving them some questions to help focus their studies. If you are a teacher, and you are setting an exam based on this book, then I would strongly advise against simply setting these questions. Your students can use the Web as well!