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CATEGORIES:Darwin College Science Seminars
SUMMARY:An introduction to Applied Analysis - Giles Shaw
DTSTART;TZID=Europe/London:20160526T131000
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URL:http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/65171
DESCRIPTION:Many phenomena in engineering and the physical sci
ences are best described using mathematics: observ
able things in the real world become mathematical
objects and the relationships between them become
equations that these objects must satisfy. This ap
proach\, wildly successful in improving our unders
tanding of the world around us and in making the t
echnological advancements of the last century poss
ible\, has required the development of ever more s
ophisticated mathematical tools to mirror reality.
As the tools become more complicated\, so does th
eir use\, however\, and care must be taken to ensu
re that we use them to draw the right conclusions.
Applied analysts study and manipulate mathematica
l models and the objects which comprise them in or
der to better understand the original problems of
interest. This talk will informally discuss what m
akes up a mathematical model\, what kind of questi
ons analysts are interested in answering\, why non
-mathematicians should sometimes care about their
answers\, and the value of mathematical rigour and
proof in tackling these questions.
LOCATION:The Richard King Room\, Darwin College
CONTACT:Evros Loukaides
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