Case Studies in Mathematical Modelling (2019-2020)

Prof. Philip Maini
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In Hilary Term students will build on the skills learned in the Mathematical Modelling Classes in Michaelmas Term and students will look at a case study in depth. They will work in small groups under the guidance of a tutor to take a problem from its initial statement through its mathematical formulation and analysis to the stage where a short report is written and a presentation made to the rest of the class. The case studies vary each year but recent examples studied include: pantograph dynamics, laying a submarine cable, ant foraging, catalytic converters, spurious signals in a sonar array.