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March 2010
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Levitation, magical weight loss and perpetual motion — these are just some of the tricks that have been attributed to things that spin. So do gyroscopes need their very own version of physics? Hugh Hunt debunks some myths.

Tags: chaos : annuity : permutation : butterfly effect : group theory : financial mathematics : finance : law of large numbers


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Horatio Boedihardjo explains the credit crunch

Tags: financial mathematics : financial modelling : finance : credit crunch


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How to keep inflation down

Tags: financial mathematics : inflation : finance


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With the credit crunch dominating the news, columnists have been wailing about "chaos in the markets", and "turbulent" share prices. But what does move the markets? Are they deterministic, or a result of chance? Colva Roney-Dougal explores the maths, from chaos to group theory.

Tags: chaos : annuity : permutation : butterfly effect : group theory : financial mathematics : finance : law of large numbers : credit crunch


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Levitation, magical weight loss and perpetual motion — these are just some of the tricks that have been attributed to things that spin. So do gyroscopes need their very own version of physics? Hugh Hunt debunks some myths.

Tags: chaos : annuity : permutation : butterfly effect : group theory : financial mathematics : finance : law of large numbers


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Levitation, magical weight loss and perpetual motion — these are just some of the tricks that have been attributed to things that spin. So do gyroscopes need their very own version of physics? Hugh Hunt debunks some myths.

Tags: chaos : annuity : permutation : butterfly effect : group theory : financial mathematics : finance : law of large numbers


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Who is to blame for the current financial crisis?

Tags: hedging : call option : derivative : finance : mortgage : instrument : forward : credit crunch


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Levitation, magical weight loss and perpetual motion — these are just some of the tricks that have been attributed to things that spin. So do gyroscopes need their very own version of physics? Hugh Hunt debunks some myths.

Tags: chaos : annuity : permutation : butterfly effect : group theory : financial mathematics : finance : law of large numbers


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Tim Johnson was drawn into financial maths, not through an interest in finance, but because he was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Tim explores the development of this interface between abstract mathematics and our everyday lives, and explains why a painting may only be worth its wall space.

Tags: probability : gambling : financial mathematics : finance : credit crunch


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Can a scientific approach to risk in finance avoid the next financial crisis?

Tags: finance : credit crunch : financial matheamtics : derivatives