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Climate change: Does it all add up?
... to affect all of our lives over the next fifty years. The understanding and analysis of climate change is an area where mathematicians, ... measurements, there is a lot of statistical variation and uncertainty in the data that is being measured, so long term trends can be hard ...
Marianne  1 Mar 2017  15:56  2 comments

Understanding uncertainty: How long will you live?
... This article is adapted from material on the Understanding Uncertainty website . None of us are going to last forever. Our ...
plusadmin  9 Feb 2017  15:37  6 comments

Understanding uncertainty: Small but lethal
... David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge. Mike Pearson ... David and the rest of their team run the Understanding uncertainty website , which informs the public about all issues involving ...
Marianne  9 Feb 2017  15:26  17 comments

What is financial mathematics?
... I was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Mathematicians have been interested in the topic of ... can read more about probability and its development on the Understanding Uncertainty site , and the Plus article Measure for ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:57  23 comments

Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... range from the use of microfluids in nanotechnology, to understanding the flow of blood, the formation of tears in our eyes, ... progressively inaccurate as time passes. In fact, the uncertainty increases exponentially with time. This behaviour is complex, but ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:47  0 comments

Editorial
... example NonEuclidean geometry and Indra's pearls and Understanding uncertainty: a league table lottery . And for those who want to interact with ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:10

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 ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:12  7 comments

The best medicine?
... also shows a 95% "confidence interval", which expresses the uncertainty about where the true risk lies. For most of the individual studies, ... a particular patient asking this question requires careful understanding of how individual characteristics help predict outcome. We really ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:09  0 comments

Renewable energy and telecommunications
... telecommunications industry. A mathematical understanding of stochastic processes is essential in communications science, ... as wind power, in the electricity grid, there will also be uncertainty, as we don’t know what the wind will be doing tomorrow," explains ...
Marianne  2 Feb 2017  14:30  0 comments

Maths in a minute: False positives
... is an extract from Mike Pearson and Ian Short's article Understanding uncertainty: Visualising probabilities . ...
Marianne  14 Nov 2016  11:12  1 comment