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  1. The Nature of Space and Time: An Evening of Speculation

    ... Institute. While we all have an intuitive understanding of space and time that is sufficient to get us through everyday ... assertions of quantum mechanics, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle , says that, at a tiny scale, it is impossible to ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:44 - 0 comments

  2. The Plus sports page: Power trip

    ... in the journal Physica A ; The Plus article Understanding uncertainty: The Premier League finds more randomness in sport; There ...

    plusadmin - 23 May 2013 - 12:34 - 1 comment

  3. The Plus Olympic calendar: Friday 10th August

    ... a substitution in a football match? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

    mf344 - 10 Aug 2012 - 07:59 - 0 comments

  4. Paul the psychic octopus is back!

    ... Paul's contribution to the 2010 World Cup in our article Understanding uncertainty: how psychic was Paul? . ...

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  5. Tying it all up

    ... the whole paraphernalia of modern technology relies on the understanding these two theories bring, they are mutually incompatible, because ... statements from quantum mechanics is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle . This is the principle that, at the very tiny (quantum) ...

    plusadmin - 30 Jun 2010 - 11:36 - 1 comment

  6. Career interview: Mathematical modelling consultant

    ... it — for example on a computer — and gain a deeper understanding of it, predict its future behaviour, or conduct experiments that ... Statistics is important here because there is a lot of uncertainty involved. You may know the exact physical and mechanical properties ...

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  7. Teacher package: Mathematics in sport

    ... Isner-Mahut mega set at Wimbledon? Understanding uncertainty: How psychic was Paul — How likely is it that Paul the octopus' ...

    mf344 - 17 Aug 2012 - 13:05 - 0 comments

  8. Pan(dem)ic?

    ... to The Lancet , Jenkins got hype confused with scientific uncertainty: in the face of the many unknowns that come with this new virus, ... the face of so many uncertainties? The biological side — understanding the virus and producing vaccines — is down to life scientists, ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 18:53 - 0 comments

  9. Finding order in chaos

    ... also their future motions predicted. Crucial to this was the understanding that predictions could be made by using mathematics. This ... scale, based - almost paradoxically - on a fundamental uncertainty of the precise behaviour of sub-atomic particles. It is possible ...

    plusadmin - 11 Jul 2011 - 13:23 - 5 comments

  10. The philosophy of applied mathematics

    ... question of applicability, but it has been argued that this uncertainty over foundations has influenced the very practice of applying ... would have been on (a) survival, and (b) mating. While understanding cause and effect, and being able to count distinct objects, and ...

    mf344 - 24 Jun 2013 - 14:58 - 30 comments