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 Schrödinger's equation — what does it mean?

... seems to be an obstacle to the advancement of scientific understanding. The consciousness of a snail or any nonhuman animal would be of ... quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum uncertainty, Schrödinger equation, wave function, wave function collapse, ...
Article  mf344  22 Oct 2012  13:32  6 comments
 Imaging maths  Inside the Klein bottle

... about orientability of surfaces is one of the keys to understanding and classifying surfaces and manifolds in topology. A ... With three values, 81, the speed of light, and a secret "uncertainty" number, I can make this 6lobed structure mathematically represent ...
Article  plusadmin  6 Jan 2015  15:08  7 comments
 Is time travel allowed?

... away. They are a consequence of the quantum mechanical uncertainty principle : if, at one moment of time, there are no fluctuations ... To learn the truth, we physicists must develop a deeper understanding of quantum theory in warped spacetime than we now have — i.e. a ...
News  plusadmin  18 May 2015  13:11  14 comments
 Measuring catastrophic risk

... investigates. The notion of uncertainty In the early 19th century, the French mathematician ... epistemikos , meaning knowledge, stems from a lack of understanding of the true behaviour of a process. In catastrophe models, ...
Article  mf344  11 Jul 2011  14:32  1 comment
 What is financial mathematics?

... he was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Tim explores the development of this interface between abstract ... read more about probability and its development on the Understanding Uncertainty site , and the Plus article Measure for ...
Article  plusadmin  12 Jun 2015  17:15  19 comments
 Paying the price

... to take the more scientific approach needed for a deeper understanding of financial risks, when they were so easily bewitched by ... to sell the loans on for a fixed price (removing the uncertainty) to investment banks, who repackaged them as mortgage backed ...
News  plusadmin  12 Jun 2015  17:16  0 comments
 Building bridges from mathematics to the City

... cost of pensions might change in the future and how much uncertainty there was in those projections. The programme, says Cairns, gave ... "The real problem in the credit crisis was a lack of understanding and communication of assumptions and limitations of the models," ...
Article  mf344  12 Jun 2015  17:15  0 comments
 Quantum geometry

... or so physics has been chipping away at our intuitive understanding of the space we live in. Physicists tell us that rather than ... the ordinary notion of space we're used to. Quantum uncertainty Werner Heisenberg, 19011976. But why ...
Article  plusadmin  26 Mar 2015  10:20  5 comments
 Influenza virus: it's all in the packaging!

... pandemic is unclear and an interesting current topic). Understanding packaging is key to understanding reassortment. Let me count ... segments. As a mathematician, I always found this uncertainty slightly puzzling, as the numbers immediately suggest random ...
News  plusadmin  11 Jun 2015  16:18  0 comments
 The physics of elementary particles: Part I

... there are elements in the chemical table! It has taken an understanding of mathematical symmetry combined with experiments into ... their range to very short distances (a consequence of the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics). In collisions at relatively low ...
Article  mf344  3 Jun 2015  12:32  2 comments