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SMPT Lecture Series: Lecture No. 5 and No. 6

posted Apr 14, 2013, 1:02 PM by smpt cob

LECTURE SERIES – SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY

 

APRIL 16th

Library, Auditorium, 2.15 p.m.

 

Crime in the Bahamas

Dr. Yan Lyansky

School of Mathematics, Physics and Technology

 

Abstract

We will give a specific relationship between violent crime, population and GDP. Using our model the government can determine the GDP/Population requirements necessary to control the violent crime rate.



LECTURE SERIES – SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY

 

APRIL 16th

Library, Auditorium, 3 p.m.

 

Hyperbolic Geometry

Kerri Williams-Taylor, Chiyelu Bonamy, Caree Pinder, Bethsheba Darville

School of Mathematics, Physics and Technology

 

Abstract

The study of Hyperbolic Geometry has becoming increasingly fundamental in its capacity to transform modern science and technology. In this study, we trace the history and foundation of hyperbolic geometry, investigating the manner in which nature has inspired mathematicians, throughout millennia, to further explore the Euclidean postulates of Geometry. Their illuminating findings led to the discovery of new geometries, with Hyperbolic Geometry being one of their most intrinsic findings yet. We uncover how this subsector of Geometry has the potential to play an immensely critical role in the advancement of the renewable energy industry and in particular solar power, beginning with the advent of the Heliostats Power Tower. We will discuss how Hyperbolic Geometry was used extensively throughout Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and the development of Photonics, as well as the concept of Hyperbolic Metamaterials.