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April 4, 2020

Modelling Coronavirus using Exponential Equations

A BRIEF FOREWORD This is an exercise for math students, using back-of-the envelope calculations to make a rough prediction. The spread of the viruses between humans, while displaying exponential growth characteristics, is strongly influenced by factors that are far more difficult to model (movement patterns of humans and good, hygeine, etc), and case data is limited by the use and accuracy of testing regimes.

Over the next couple of weeks, as we wait for the effects of the latest measures to show up, the effects of countless other measures that were implemented much earlier will also show up, hopefully resulting in overall less cases. (more…)

July 23, 2017

The Single Most Useful Website for Math Students

There is one website that I both constantly recommend to students and regularly use myself to help with almost any problem in all areas of mathematics. Impossible, you say? Not at all. The website is Wolfram Alpha.

Wolfram Alpha is, (at least according to Business Insider):

probably the most useful site on the internet. It’s not a search engine, it’s not an encyclopedia, and it’s not a calculator, but it’s a little bit of all of that.

For a Math or Engineering student however it’s real strength is in providing solutions to just about any algebraic problem.

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My name is Chris. I'm a Mechanical Engineer and Maths Tutor based in Brisbane, Australia. This blog is where I share the tools, tactics, routines and habits that top maths and engineering students are using to get the most out of their studies. Read more...