iSquared Magazine Issue 1
This edition of iSquared magazine features:
Optimisation on the high seas - Catherine Buchanan and David Stern consider optimisation problems in the context of using dynamic programming to find the quickest route between two points when travelling by sailing boat.
Can mathematics solve the problem of malaria? - Deborah Cromer discovers how mathematical models can shed light on one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
The mathematics of being nice - Graeme Taylor explores game theory’s Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma, explaining how mutual co-operation gives the best outcome but what is the winning strategy that should be adopted?
Survival or extinction - Daniel Rowe conducts population viability analysis to determine whether a species will survive.
In addition, each issue of the iSquared magazine contains news items, puzzles, a book review and the work of a mathematical great. This issue tells of the work of the Hungarian born mathematician John von Neumann.