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Winding numbers: Topography and topology II

... 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. Winding Numbers and Topology Thanks so much. ...

Article - mf344 - 21 May 2011 - 16:51 - 3 comments

Coincidence, correlation and chance

... pattern rather than randomness, certainty rather than uncertainty, existence rather than nonexistence, predator in the bushes rather ... is one way we're easily misled when it comes to our understanding of probability. The thing to remember is that rare things happen ...

Article - plusadmin - 18 May 2011 - 13:12 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: Shine a light on dodgy stats

... As David Spiegelhalter, Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, writes on his website Understanding Uncertainty , the studies suffer from three major flaws: poor data, ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 18:24 - 0 comments

Plus Advent Calendar Door #15: Take a risk today

... his TV appearances and newspaper articles, he runs the Understanding Uncertainty website , and he also regularly writes for Plus . Below is a ...

Blog - mf344 - 19 Jan 2011 - 15:19 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: We're doomed, say scientists

... killers like stroke and heart disease. In his Understanding Uncertainty blog David Spiegelhalter traces the story back to a paper in ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 18:24 - 0 comments

Editorial

... Advances in theoretical physics ; The mathematical understanding of chaos. You can find out more about the history of ... A famous consequence of wave-particle duality is the uncertainty principle , which states that you can never ever measure both ...

Article - plusadmin - 7 Jan 2011 - 17:39 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: Not so fantasy football

... consulting a statistician than a football expert. On his Understanding Uncertainty website self-confessed football un-enthusiast David Spiegelhalter ...

Blog - plusadmin - 6 Apr 2010 - 13:44 - 0 comments

Editorial

... Non-Euclidean geometry and Indra's pearls and Understanding uncertainty: a league table lottery . And for those who want to interact with ...

Article - plusadmin - 17 Jun 2010 - 10:56 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: When science goes bad...

... the night. The lecture is brought to you by Understanding Uncertainty , the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk at ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 18:25 - 0 comments

News from the world of maths: The agony and ecstasy of risk statistics

... by morality? David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, investigates in his ... Times . David Spiegelhalter runs the Understanding Uncertainty website , which explores matters of risks and uncertainty, and ...

Blog - plusadmin - 19 Aug 2010 - 18:24 - 0 comments