On inequality in engineering, or am I bound to fail?

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Time: 7:30 pm

Please Note: On-Campus parking is free after 4.30pm, Main Visitor Car Park (Hugh Stewart Hall)

University of Nottingham

Lecture Theatre B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

Organiser: Dr Stephen Hibberd

Organiser Email: stephenhibberdcotgrave@gmail.com

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:30 pm Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:30 pm Europe/London On inequality in engineering, or am I bound to fail? University of NottinghamLecture Theatre B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University ParkNottinghamNG7 2RDUK On inequality in engineering, or am I bound to fail?  A talk by John Craske (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London) […] On-Campus parking is free after 4.30pm, Main Visitor Car Park (Hugh Stewart Hall) Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/8580/inequality-engineering-i-bound-fail/ Dr Stephen Hibberd stephenhibberdcotgrave@gmail.com

On inequality in engineering, or am I bound to fail?


On inequality in engineering, or am I bound to fail?  A talk by John Craske (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London)

Abstract

Inequalities abound in practical design problems.  From the prediction of worst-case scenarios, stability and control, to the laws of thermodynamics, inequalities allow us to address uncertainty and optimality.  It is indeed curious and inspiring that inequalities provide a beautiful link between a rich world of abstract mathematical ideas and utilitarian tools for modelling and approximation in engineering.  To illuminate the opportunities that exist for engineers to use and think about inequalities, I will discuss examples drawn from flow networks, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and Hilbert’s seventeenth problem.

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