- The logic of drug testing
... decisions. The following animation (from Understanding Uncertainty ) illustrates our example. For simplicity it looks at a ...
Article - mf344 - 17 Jan 2013 - 15:13 - 3 comments
- Understanding uncertainty: ESP and Bayes
... This article has been adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . In the first part of this article we ...
Article - mf344 - 16 Oct 2012 - 11:37 - 1 comment
- The philosophy of applied mathematics
... of applicability, but it has been argued that this uncertainty over foundations has influenced the very practice of applying ... would have been on (a) survival, and (b) mating. While understanding cause and effect, and being able to count distinct objects, and ...
Article - mf344 - 29 May 2012 - 15:34 - 30 comments
- Understanding uncertainty: Football crazy
... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . Who gets the trophy? Image: Jameboy ...
Article - plusadmin - 16 May 2012 - 11:43 - 3 comments
- Is time travel allowed?
... away. They are a consequence of the quantum mechanical uncertainty principle : if, at one moment of time, there are no fluctuations ... To learn the truth, we physicists must develop a deeper understanding of quantum theory in warped spacetime than we now have — i.e. a ...
News - plusadmin - 23 Oct 2012 - 15:14 - 6 comments
- Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities
... Napoleon's tragic campaign into Russia in 1812 (see the Understanding Uncertainty website for animated versions of the data) and Florence ...
Article - mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 11:06 - 0 comments
- Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...
Article - plusadmin - 21 Dec 2012 - 12:08 - 0 comments
- Finding order in chaos
... nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in chaos ... their future motions predicted. Crucial to this was the understanding that predictions could be made by using mathematics. This ...
Article - plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:23 - 3 comments
- Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul?
... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . England's performance in the World Cup ...
Article - mf344 - 16 May 2012 - 11:41 - 0 comments
- Understanding uncertainty: A 113% chance of death?
... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . A recent study from Harvard reported that ...
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