How long do you have to wait for something to happen?
What's the chance that something happens?
Measuring your chance of success.
How long does it take for one person to infect another?
A beautiful argument to show that all parabolae are similar.
The doubling time for the Omicron variant seems to be scarily fast. But how do you calculate it?
What's a quality adjusted life year, or QALY?
Can you capture people's behaviour in epidemiological models?
How does a smooth flow suddenly become turbulent? The Reynolds number helps understand the transition.
Markov chains are exceptionally useful tools for calculating probabilities, and they might increase your chance of getting to the beach!
How does water, or indeed any fluid, move? The Euler equations let us look beneath the surface and mark the beginning of modern fluid dynamics.