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Models Behaving Badly

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this talk from the IOP, Prof. Emanuel Derman — a South African-born academic, businessman and writer — discusses the relations between the financial world and physics. In particular, Derman discusses the human needs and desires and how they are connected to mathematical modelling and economics. More precisely, as you might guess from the title, Derman discusses […]

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Physics and the Games: a Winning Formula

| January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Physics and sports — it must be a joke right? Well, actually it’s not. Newtonian mechanics plays a huge role in sports engineering. Starting with the best way of throwing a baseball, ending with the best technique in jumping, physics offers solutions and improvements for a high number of sports. In this video, from IOP, a […]

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