Category archives: Mathematics

Flip me to the moon

Flip me to the moon

Mathematics

By David Orden

This post is dedicated to the memory of Professor Ferran Hurtado, inspirational friend and colleague. Triangulations are extremely useful in computer graphics, with terrain modeling being an outstanding example: A mesh of points in 2D is triangulated and then the triangulation is lifted to obtain an -monotone polyhedral surface in 3D, called a 2.5D terrain […]

The math of sex and hunger. A short history of population dynamics

The math of sex and hunger. A short history of population dynamics

BiologyHistoryMathematics

By Pablo Rodríguez Sánchez

The field of population dynamics lies between mathematics and biology. Its subject of study is the evolution of biological populations with time. The natural language for dynamical problems is that of differential equations, and population dynamics is not an exception to this rule. Such a powerful tool was well known since the times of Isaac […]