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Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics John Gilbert John Gilbert
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Google and the Random Surfer An important page is one that lots of important pages point to. Start at any web page and follow links at random. Forever. You’ll see “important” pages more often than unimportant ones. How does Google figure out which web pages are most important?
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Analyzing the Web with graphs and matrices Graph nodes are web pages Arrows between nodes are links between web pages Matrix entries are links from “column” pages to “row” pages The Page Rank comes from algebra on the matrix The matrix has 8,058,044,651 as of yesterday ) 1 2 3 4 7 6 5 1 5 2 3 4 6 7 1 5 2 3 4 6 7 Graph Matrix
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Applied mathematicians use mathematics to solve problems in physics, biology, medicine, economics, engineering, technology, and more. Sometimes they also call themselves Computer scientists Numerical analysts Computational biologists / physicists / engineers / … Just “mathematicians”
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What kind of problems do they solve? How does an enzyme fold up into a particular shape?
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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