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'Quantum theory: A very short introduction'
... rush of discoveries in the 1920s – including Hiesenberg's uncertainty principle, the probabilistic nature of quantum theory and ... mind of the scientist, whose ambition is to gain the maximum understanding of what is happening in the physical world. To settle for less ...
Rachel  20 Apr 2015  15:04  0 comments

Building bridges from mathematics to the City
... the 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," ...
Marianne  12 Jun 2015  17:15  0 comments

Editorial
... David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, has had a closer look at ... need to rigorously justify their claims and quantify the uncertainty involved in their models and conclusions. They can no longer pull ...
plusadmin  16 Jun 2010  12:56

From restaurants to climate change
... to anything from investigating diners' tipping behaviour to understanding climate change and genetics. These days tips are ... is represented by the line, and the grey band indicates uncertainty about the line. Because size takes integer values, and we are ...
plusadmin  19 May 2010  17:01  0 comments

Editorial
... , individuals and organisations committed to the public understanding of mathematics, that enables us to bring you new stories from the ... advised to use a common sense approach to physics — the uncertainty principle doesn't apply to toilets. Mathematics has a more ...
plusadmin  23 Oct 2012  14:27

'Superposition'
... illustrates a central difficulty with our quest for understanding. To be successful it necessitates abstraction, beautifully ... together the whole text. It reminded us of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle: you can never have all the information you want, ...
Rachel  1 Jun 2013  12:54  0 comments

From neurobiology to online gaming
... example by recognising statistical patterns and quantifying uncertainty using probabilities. The NNM programme grew out of the recognition ... is David Spiegelhalter , Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk and Senior Scientist at the Biostatistics Unit in the ...
Marianne  19 Jul 2012  12:29  0 comments

Winding numbers: Topography and topology II
... deformed to the other without crossing or For a deeper understanding of the problem, try researching the fundamental group . This ... fractions, dynamical systems, hyperbolic geometry, and uncertainty. Topology ...
Marianne  21 May 2011  17:51  4 comments

New GCE AS/Alevel Cores
... However, the existing section on the "Mathematics of Uncertainty" has been removed. This was a controversial section in 1993. It ... 15% of the total Alevel marks) which tests the candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of mathematics. ...
plusadmin  16 Apr 2010  13:59