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enCareer interview: Application engineering manager, MathWorks
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<i>Tanya Morton has been drawn to three things throughout her career: problem solving, learning new things and educating others. She tells Plus how her role at the mathematical computing software company, <a href="http://www.mathworks.co.uk/">MathWorks</a>, combines these three elements perfectly and how mathematical computing has meant her maths makes a real difference in the world.
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<p>Last week leading researchers in sports technology met at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London to demonstrate just how far their field has come over recent years. The changes they make to athletes' equipment and clothes may only make a tiny difference to their performance, but once they're added up they can mean the difference between gold and silver.</p>
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<div class="packagebacklink">Back to the <a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/ingenious-constructing-our-lives">Constructing our lives package</a></div><br clear="all"><p>Isaac Newton didn't really distinguish between science and his
other great interest, alchemy. So it's only fitting that his laws of
motion are today being used to produce gold. Not from base metals,
but from the effort of Britain's top athletes, backed by teams of
engineers who research, analyse, model and tweak to gain their
athlete the tiny advantage that can make the crucial difference.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/making-gold#commentsaerodynamicscomputer programmingcomputer simulationengineeringfinite elementsmathematical modellingmathematics in sportNewtonian mechanicsolympicsFri, 01 Apr 2011 09:00:00 +0000mf3445459 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMatrix: Simulating the world Part II: cellular automata
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<b>Lewis Dartnell</b> turns the universe into a matrix to model traffic, forest fires and sprawling cities. </div>
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<p>Welcome to a virtual world. Even complex processes can be modelled with relatively simple cellular automata.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/matrix-simulating-world-part-ii-cellular-automata" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/matrix-simulating-world-part-ii-cellular-automata#comments46cellular automatacomputer animationcomputer programmingcomputer sciencecomputer simulationevolutionmathematical modellingSat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2323 at http://plus.maths.org/contentChanging the face of science
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<p>The many faces of Marc.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/changing-face-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/changing-face-science#commentscomputer programmingcomputer simulationmathematical modellingTue, 04 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2472 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Mathematical modelling consultant
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<p><i>This interview is available as a <a href="/podcasts/PlusCareersPodcastDec07.mp3">podcast</a>.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-mathematical-modelling-consultant" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-mathematical-modelling-consultant#comments45career interviewcomputer programmingcomputer simulationengineeringgame theorymathematical modellingnetworknetwork topologyScience & EngineeringTechnologySat, 01 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2434 at http://plus.maths.org/contentEditorial
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<p>To celebrate the tenth anniversary year of <i>Plus</i>, we've been running a series on our favourite maths in history.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/pluschat-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p>44astronomybernoullibernoulli equationbernoulli numbercalculuscomputer programmingcomputer sciencecopernicuseditorialgalileogroup theoryhistory of mathematicskeplerKepler's three laws of planetary motionleibnizNewtonnoether's theoremplus birthdayst. petersburg paradoxwomen in mathematicsFri, 31 Aug 2007 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin4900 at http://plus.maths.org/contentPerfect buildings: the maths of modern architecture
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<p><i>Architecture has in the past done great things for geometry. Together with the need to measure the land they lived on, it was people's need to build their buildings that caused them to first investigate the theory of form and shape. But today, 4500 years after the great pyramids were built in Egypt, what can mathematics do for architecture?<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/perfect-buildings-maths-modern-architecture" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/perfect-buildings-maths-modern-architecture#comments42architecturecomputer animationcomputer graphicscomputer programmingcomputer sciencecomputer simulationgeometryThu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2304 at http://plus.maths.org/contentMatrix: Simulating the world Part I - Particle models
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If you've ever watched a flock of birds flying at dusk, or a school of fish reacting to a predator, you'll have been amazed by their perfectly choreographed moves. Yet, complex as this behaviour may seem, it's not all that hard to model it on a computer. <b>Lewis Dartnell</b> presents a hands-on guide for creating your own simulations — no previous experience necessary. </div>
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<p>Building models forms the core of many areas of scientific and engineering research. Essentially, a model is a representation of a complex system that has been simplified in different ways to help understand its behaviour. An aeronautical engineer, for example, might build a miniaturised physical model of a fighter plane to test in a wind tunnel. In modern times, more and more modelling is
being performed by computers — running mathematical models at very high rates of calculations.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/matrix-simulating-world-part-i-particle-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/matrix-simulating-world-part-i-particle-models#comments42computer animationcomputer programmingcomputer sciencecomputer simulationemergent behaviourmathematical modellingThu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2302 at http://plus.maths.org/contentBeat the crush
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<p>We all know that this prescription from the staggeringly inept Police Chief Wiggum is dead wrong, but what can be done in real life to protect people in a crowd panic situation?</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/beat-crush" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/beat-crush#commentscomputer programmingcrowd dynamicsMon, 01 Jan 2001 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2794 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Aerodynamicist
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<p><b>Christine Hogan</b> <i>graduated with a maths degree in 1991 from Trinity College, Dublin. She then embarked on a career as a computer programmer, system administrator and security consultant, working for start-ups, large companies, and as a self-employed consultant, in Europe and the US. In 1999 she started studying aerodynamics, with the intention of going into race-car design. Along the
way, she has studied law, taught computer programming, and written a book on managing computer networking security.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-aerodynamicist" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-aerodynamicist#comments16aircraft wake vortexcareer interviewcomputer programmingdistributed computingobject-oriented programmingracecar designScience & EngineeringSportsystems administrationturbulenceFri, 01 Dec 2000 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2401 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Financial modelling
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<p>Was it T.S. Eliot who, asked what advice he would give to an aspiring poet, said "to get a nice steady job in a bank"? David Spaughton works in a bank - but doesn't spend his life behind a counter, explaining why overdrafts can't be exceeded just like that. He works for an Investment Bank - Credit Suisse First Boston - producing and maintaining software for use in futures markets. We
interviewed David in his office at Credit Suisse in London.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-financial-modelling" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-financial-modelling#comments9Black-Scholes equationBusiness & Moneycareer interviewcomputer programmingderivative instrumentfuturemathematical modellingoptionTue, 31 Aug 1999 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2455 at http://plus.maths.org/contentOops!
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<p>Dr Yvan Dutil has been losing sleep lately. Why? Because he and his colleague Dr. Stéphane Dumas have proved to be only human.</p>
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<p>Dr Yvan Dutil has been losing sleep lately. Why? Because he and his colleague Dr. Stéphane Dumas have proved to be only human.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/oops" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/oops#commentscomputer programmingSETITue, 31 Aug 1999 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2676 at http://plus.maths.org/contentPilgrims, planes and postage stamps
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Practical problems often have no exact mathematical solution, and we have to resort to using unusual techniques to solve them. From navigation in the 17th century to postage stamps, see how this principle applies to a variety of real-life problems - and also learn how to use a piece of string to locate a German bomber! </div>
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<h2>17th Century navigation problems</h2>
<p>In 1620, a little before Sir Isaac Newton's time, the Pilgrim Fathers sailed for Virginia, but, due to poor navigation, ended up in Massachusetts some hundreds of miles away! Sir Isaac, although Master of the Mint, was in fact more like the equivalent of Government Chief Scientist and so he was asked about the important practical problem of longitude measurement.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/pilgrims-planes-and-postage-stamps" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/pilgrims-planes-and-postage-stamps#comments6algorithmcomputer programmingnumerical analysisMon, 31 Aug 1998 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2139 at http://plus.maths.org/contentWhat mathematicians get up to
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<p>After 5,000 years, the game of Nine Men's Morris has succumbed to the power of modern computing. William Hartston looks at other recent mathematical discoveries in the world of games. <h3 align="center">Ancient games from Iceland, India and England</h3>
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