Find out the basics of the SIR model, the basis most disease modellers use to understand the spread of a disease through a population.
What do we mean when we say that something grows exponentially? Find out in this very easy introduction, suitable for anyone curious to know more!
In the final episode of Maths on the move for this year we revisit some 2023 highlights and look forward to next year.
A basic introduction to the most powerful tools in science and enginnering.
To work out how a disease will spread you need to know the time between infections.
How can we use mathematics to model the spread of a disease?
The doubling time of a disease is the time it takes for the number of cases of the disease to double. How do you calculate it?
What is the growth rate and what does it tell us about an epidemic?
Mathematics plays a central role in understanding how infectious diseases spread. This collection of articles looks at some basic concepts in epidemiology to help you understand this fascinating and important field, and set you up for further study.