Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in chaos.
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
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