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The latest questions for the topic "applied math"Can math help understand disease?
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A big question I know but a useful one. Some people are [using math to kill cancer cells][1]. Can you think of any ways you could use maths to understand disease better?
It's a broad question so I'm happy with broad answers. It's more of a brainstorm and topic starter than a question with a specific end point.
Here's an example that might help. John Snow in 1854 figured out that cholera was carried in contaminated water using basic maths. Back then everyone got their water from public wells. He had a hunch that a particular well was the source of the outbreak in London. He just asked everyone who caught cholera where they got their water. Only people who got their water from the well got cholera. Doesn't sound difficult now but it was ground breaking then.
These days we use much more complicated forms of maths to essentially do the same thing. Prove that the results show what we think they show. That's maths helping us do research and understand disease.
Have you got any examples?
[1]: http://www.biocompare.com/Life-Science-News/139591-Using-Math-To-Kill-Cancer-Cells/mathematical thinkingapplied mathFri, 21 Jun 2013 05:47:32 GMTcolchambersCan maths give you an edge in sports
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<p>As I watch sports I'm applying more and more basic maths principles to figure out winning strategies. I play a lot of tennis and I've started using these strategies and haven't lost since. </p><p>It's basic things like where players are positioned on the court, how fast the ball will reach them, how fast they can run for it, how big the court target is. From this you can figure out where to hit the ball to make it an easy shot for you but a difficult return for your opponent. You can then also figure out the simple shots open to them using the same formula. You just need to cover these options to make their life more difficult. </p><p>Hopefully I've explained it clearly enough. You start with really basic principles like those I remember doing at school about two trains travel towards each other at certain speeds etc. Here we just figure out what the limits of ourselves and our opponent are and the limits of the court and you can come up with a lot of ways to make your life easy and your opponents hard. </p><p>I find it a fun and useful way to apply maths in real life to have more fun.</p>math gamesearly mathproblem solvingmath skillsapplied mathThu, 28 Mar 2013 05:47:13 GMTcolchambers