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enO.R. shortens kidney queues
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How advanced mathematical techniques save lives. </div>
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<p>Stefanos A. Zenios, a mathematician and operational researcher at <a href="http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/">Stanford's Graduate School of Business</a>, has completed new research that could revolutionise the way kidney transplants are managed.<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/or-shortens-kidney-queues" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/or-shortens-kidney-queues#commentsmedicine and healthoperational researchMon, 29 Jan 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2630 at http://plus.maths.org/contentI'm not paying that!
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It's not that long ago that all you needed to run an airline was a few planes and some competent pilots. But now, with more of us zipping around the globe every year and the advent of no frills airlines, keeping an airline competitive has become a complicated business. <b>Christine Currie</b> explains how your airfare is calculated. </div>
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<p>Since the first plane took paying passengers in the 1920s, airlines have been trying hard to make as much money as possible out of the travelling public. Doing away with the silver service on flights might have saved them a few pennies, but using mathematical principles to decide how to price their tickets has certainly made them a lot of money.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/im-not-paying" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/im-not-paying#comments37airline pricinglinear programmingoperational researchThu, 01 Dec 2005 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2276 at http://plus.maths.org/contentModel Trains
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As customers will tell you, overcrowding is a problem on trains. Fortunately, mathematical modelling techniques can help to analyse the changing demands on services through the day. <strong>Tim Gent</strong> explains. </div>
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<h2>Going Places with Maths</h2>
<p>If you ask anyone what they dislike about trains, the chances are they will say one of two things: "They're always late" or "They're too crowded". As it happens, both of these problems have been studied using mathematical modelling techniques. This article looks at the latter problem, a topic known as "Peak Load Management". <!-- FILE: include/leftfig.html --></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/model-trains" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/model-trains#comments17fuzzy logicnormal distributionoperational researchpeak load managementsensitivity analysisFri, 01 Dec 2000 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2191 at http://plus.maths.org/contentCareer interview: Sales forecasting
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<p>At Drury House on the banks of the Thames, Helen Thompson works for Sainsbury's as a Sales Forecasting Manager. Trained in maths and statistics, she uses a variety of tools and techniques to predict what customers will be buying in Sainsbury's vast network of shops.</p>
<p>Just before Christmas 1999, the <i>Plus</i> team visited her at Drury House to get the full story on working with statistics in one of Britain's best-known companies.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-sales-forecasting" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-sales-forecasting#comments10Business & Moneycareer interviewmathematical modellingoperational researchSat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2395 at http://plus.maths.org/contentDynamic programming: an introduction
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David K. Smith and PASS Maths </div>
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The previous feature, "Mathematics, marriage and finding somewhere to eat" investigated the problem of finding the best potential partner from a fixed number of potential partners using a technique known as "optimal stopping". Inevitably, mathematicians and mathematical psychologists have constructed other models of the problem... </div>
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