M02: Counting Life: From Sequence to Theoretical Biology

M02: Counting Life: From Sequence to Theoretical Biology (數算生命:從數列到理論生物學)

Mathematics is everywhere. What we learned in mathematics can be linked to some surprising applications. In this talk, we start from a simple sequence 1, 2, 3, 4, ... to the famous Fibonacci Sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, ... and discuss how to apply these interesting sequences to model the dynamics of biological population growth. Rather than talking about abstract theoretical knowledge, the aim of the talk is to inspire students to apply mathematical concepts to some real-world applications. 

數學無處不在,一些令人驚訝的數學應用是我們沒有想過的。 是次講座會從簡單的數列1,2,3,4 ......開始,到著名的斐波那契數列 1,1,2,3,5......,並討論如何使用這些有趣的數列來模擬生物學上人口增長的過程。數學不是只有抽象的理論,本次講座的目的是鼓勵學生將數學概念應用在實際生活中,從而真正明白「數學無處不在」的意思。

Speaker: Dr. Jon LO
Duration: 1 hour
Medium of Language: Cantonese


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