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Ethics for the working mathematician, seminar 11: Winning with mathematics

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Mathematics is frequently used in competitive environments, to help people optimise their situation by finding the best tactical position to take. This is often very technical work, taking in to account all sorts of real-world factors to find the “winning” position. So how do we go about identifying all these factors, how do we weigh them all up, and what does it even mean to “win”? We can’t solve a problem if we don’t have an understanding of what we are solving and why we are solving it.

This talk is part of the C.U. Ethics in Mathematics Society (CUEiMS) series.

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