Plymouth is known as the Ocean city. The sea permeates almost every aspect of the city, including the University of course. It is important to understand the sea’s influence on the coast (as anyone who has taken the train from Plymouth to Exeter can testify). What better way to understand the sea, than to use mathematics.
On April 11th, the extensively revised second edition of the book Modelling Coastal and Marine Processes, written by Prof. Philip Dyke will be published. The update now includes pointers to open source software, and details developments in new numerical methods, beyond the trusty finite difference methods.
We were recently sent an online magazine about mathematics called Chalkdust. The magazine seems largely written by students at UCL. Some of the articles we liked were:
An article about using analog computers to solve differential equations. When I worked at the National Nuclear Corporation, during the summer vacation, when I was an undergraduate student, one of the staff members kept complaining that the analog computers they use to use to simulate nuclear reactors were much better than the digital computers.
Mathematics is required for many industrial applications. A recent report estimates that Mathematical Sciences is worth £208bn to the economy and 10% of jobs. So it is important for Mathematicians to engage with industry.
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