Mathematics in the real world: From brain tumours to saving marriages

View Mathematics in the real world: From brain tumours to saving marriages

Presenter: James Murray

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society


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Practical mathematical models are becoming an accepted part of most medical and scientific disciplines. A few of the more unlikely applications are justifying intertribal warfare, the benefits of cannibalism, how the leopard gets its spots and demonstrating the connection between badgers and bovine tuberculosis.